The story of Kwanzaa

by Washington, Donna L., 1967-

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 6 of 9 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Holiday E WASHINGTON
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Holiday
 
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CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday j GT4403.W37 1996
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
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CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday j GT4403.W37 1996
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Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  j GT4403.W37 1996
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Children's Seasonal/Holiday j GT4403.W37 1996
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Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Seasonal E 394.26 WAS
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Collection  Seasonal
 
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books KWANZAA FACTS
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Collection  Picture Books
 
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Seasonal/Holiday CHECKED OUT
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Holiday IN TRANSIT
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Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction CHECKED OUT
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Summary

It's time for Kwanzaa!

Light the candles on the kinara! Fly the bendera, and tell stories from Africa! The festival of Kwanzaa was originated by Dr. Maulana Karenga to honor the customs and history of African Americans.

The seven principles of Kwanzaa, called the Nguzo Saba, serve to remind African Americans of the struggles of the past, and also focus on present-day achievements and goals for the future.

The holiday fun continues with activities at the end of the book, including making your own cow-tail switch and baking benne cakes.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2-4. Beginning with ancestors in Africa, Washington explains the history leading up to the creation of Kwanzaa, following it through slavery and on to the civil rights movement, when activist Dr. Maulana Karenga came up with the idea of an African American festival. The author explains the principle behind each of the seven days of the celebration and notes some of the objects and activities used during the holiday. The material is outlined clearly, but the tone is flat, and the phrasing isn't always well handled: "Their purpose must be to claim their rightful place in the world." Taylor's illustrations, a rich combination of acrylic, gouache, and pastels, are livelier than the text, but there's enough good information supplied to make the book a good choice for many libraries. (Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)0060248181Susan Dove Lempke"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The title is self-revealing. As others have done before her, Washington simply tells the story of the holiday. Two things, though, may make this a worthy addition to existing fare. One is Taylor's inspired blend of photographs of contemporary African fabrics with joyful acrylic, pastel, and gouache illustrations. The other noteworthy aspect is the book's attention to African American history, also shared by the title reviewed below. Ages 6-10. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kwanzaa -- Juvenile literature.
Kwanzaa.
Publisher [New York] :HarperCollins Publishers,1996
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Taylor, Stephen, 1964-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 0060248181
006024819X (lib. bdg.)
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