Kwanzaa

The Sound of Kwanzaa

By Dimitrea Tokunbo

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"Hear the words, sing the songs, dance to the beat, and shout 'Harambee!' as you jump into this joyful celebration of the sounds of Kwanzaa! Through lively verse and colorful illustrations, this festive book celebrates the history and meaning of Kwanzaa. Families will enjoy the hands-on fun of lighting their own candles as they journey through this festive holiday and learn about its traditions and principles. As an added gift, this instructional book includes a no-bake Kwanzaa recipe."
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Kwanzaa

By Sheila Anderson

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Teaches young readers about the background, traditions, foods, and celebrations of the African-American holiday.
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All New Crafts for Kwanzaa

By Kathy Ross

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"...translates the symbols of this African American holiday into twenty-two hands-on craft projects. Youngsters may enhance their family's Kwanzaa celebration with a 'Light the Candles' Kwanzaa Card, a Nguzo Saba Favor, a Bendera Notepad, and many more options-all made from easy-to-find, inexpensive household materials."
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The Story of Kwanzaa

By Donna Washington

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Describes the tradition and customs of Kwanzaa and includes activities.

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The Children's Book of Kwanzaa: A Guide to Celebrating the Holiday

By Dolores Johnson

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A guide to the origins, principles, symbols, and celebration of the African-American holiday.

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Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story

By Angela Shelf Medearis

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When they are given the seemingly impossible task of turning thread into gold, the seven Ashanti brothers put aside their differences, learn to get along, and embody the principles of Kwanzaa. Includes information on Kwanzaa, West African cloth weaving, and instructions for making a belt.

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Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

By Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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Beautifully designed scratchboard illustrations help to explain the seven principles of the holiday in this introduction for younger readers.

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Kwanzaa: A Family Affair

By Mildred Pitts Walter

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Learn about Kwanzaa principles, symbols, and rituals; and find great ideas for making gifts and foods for Kwanzaa. Includes a Swahili glossary and pronunciation key.

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Kwanzaa Karamu: Cooking and Crafts for a Kwanzaa Feast

By April A. Brady

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Family anecdotes add to this thorough look at the origins and rituals of the holiday. Traditional crafts and eighteen recipes are included.

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Kwanzaa Crafts

By Judith Hoffman Corwin

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Make crafts and decorations for Kwanzaa.

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