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Kwanzaa
     

Kwanzaa

by Molly Aloian
 

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Kwanzaa is a fairly new holiday. It was created in 1966, and it runs from December 26 to January 1. It is a time for African-Americans to think about what they can achieve by working together. Many of the symbols are taken from the African harvest festivals and involve seven principles—unity, self-determination, working together, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. There are seven candles set in a kinara (candle holder) and they are lit and relit during the seven-day period. Molly Aloian does a good job explaining each principle and how families celebrate. All of the text is illustrated with beautiful photographs. Also, on nearly every spread, readers will see a "Did You Know?" section that points out a salient fact. For example, "Some people write out the seven principles on a sheet of paper and hang it on the wall during Kwanzaa." The concluding page contains a glossary and index. This title is part of a larger series entitled "Celebrations in My World." Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778743026
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Series:
Celebrations in Our World Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,308,628
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
NC780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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