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Children's Literature
The history and traditions of this AfricanAmerican holiday are clearly eXplained and depicted. The illustrations are an interesting combination of historic paintings and artifacts and contemporary photographs. The holiday is one of recent vintage1966, and it was created to remind people of African descent of the harvest festivals of long ago. The holiday lasts seven days and each of these is centered around a different principle (unity, selfdetermination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith). There are also seven symbols and seven candles used during the celebration. Like many joyous holidays, there is food, games, music, and a gathering of friends and family. The closing pages list additional books, organizations and Internet sites, a mini glossary, an indeX and a brief bio about the author. 2000, Grolier, $22.00 and $6.95. Ages 7 to 10. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot <%ISBN%> 0516215175

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516270616
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
True Book Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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