" this captivating learn-and-do guide explores the treasured stories and customs of the earliest African-Americans and of their descendants today "(Right On!, December 2002)
Celebrating Our Heritage: Traditional African American Arts and Activitiesby Sonya Kimble-Ellis
African Americans throughout our country's history have developed a rich heritage of arts and activities. Now you can discover and enjoy many of these traditions, from celebrating Juneteenth to making African masks to creating unique quilts, right in your own home. TRADITIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND ACTIVITIES shows you how to do traditional tie-dyeing, how to make and play your own talking drum, and how to join with friends to create your own folktale. You'll learn all about the history and development of jazz, blues, and rap music, and you'll find out how to play fun games like mancala, muraburaba, chigoro danda, and more.
With fun projects and easy-to-follow directions, this captivating learn-and-do guide explores the treasured stories and customs of the earliest African Americans and of their descendants today.
Meet the Author
SONYA KIMBLE-ELLIS is a freelance writer who has written for both young people and adults in such magazines as Black Enterprise, Tiger Beat, and Spice! She is also the author of Math Puzzlers for children.
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