The children's book of Kwanzaa : a guide to celebrating the holiday

by Johnson, Dolores.

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 5 copies
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CLP - Homewood Children's Seasonal/Holiday j GT4403.J64 1996
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CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday j GT4403.J64 1996
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 394.2 JOHNSON
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Seasonal/Holiday IN TRANSIT
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Springdale Free Public Library Holiday IN TRANSIT
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First begun in 1966, Kwanzaa, which celebrates the African-American people, their heritage, and culture, has become more popular with each passing year. This handsome guide explains all aspects of the holiday.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. Beginning with a direct, eloquent overview of African American history over 400 years and some succinct biographies of leading figures, Johnson talks about the origins of the Kwanzaa festival and discusses its principles and symbols, what they are and what they mean. Then most of the book is made up of hands-on, detailed directions for crafts and gift making and recipes. The illustrations are small block prints, both portraits of leaders and designs for the crafts. Johnson stresses flexibility--this festival is still in the making; be creative about how you and your family plan your celebration--and her voice is committed, but never preachy, in promoting the holiday as an opportunity for all Americans to study and to celebrate the African American culture. A fine guide for teachers, librarians, and parents, as well as for children. (Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)068980864XHazel Rochman"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Teachers, in particular, should snap up this comprehensive Kwanzaa resource, not only because of Johnson's diligently done homework, but also for the book's appeal to children. Augmented by fetching block prints, the text provides the usual holiday info, plus a thoughtful history of African Americans, heroes who put into practice the seven principles of Kwanzaa, recipes, plentiful craft and gift ideas, recipes and more. Ages 7-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kwanzaa -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,1996
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-159).
ISBN 068980864X
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