My First Kwanzaa Book

My First Kwanzaa Book

by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate, Cal Massey
     
 

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During the last week of December, Kwanzaa is a time of celebration in the African-American community, and families across the nation gather for this colorful holiday highlighting their heritage. Color illustrations throughout.

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During the last week of December, Kwanzaa is a time of celebration in the African-American community, and families across the nation gather for this colorful holiday highlighting their heritage. Color illustrations throughout.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A bright, colorful book that explains the principles and traditions of Kwanzaa. Young readers will learn about the seven principles, symbols, and words associated with the holiday and enjoy illustrations of celebrants in traditional African garb.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
My First Kwanzaa Book is for very young children. The text is simple enough for very young participants and the illustrations by Cal Massey extend the feelings of warmth, tradition and family so important to this holiday. The book can be extended to older readers with the short explanations of history, the Seven Principles, symbols and words.
Denia Hester
Kwanzaa, the celebration of African American cultural heritage, gets a worthwhile treatment for the youngest. While the emphasis of Chocolate's earlier book, "Kwanzaa" , was on the seven principles of the holiday (unity, self-determination, collective world and responsibility, cooperative exonomics, purpose, creativity, and faith), this work focuses on the sights and sounds of the family celebration--the colorful robes and headdresses, candles, and warm family reunions. The artwork is slightly homogenized but adequate; the seven principles and important symbols are described briefly at the end

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590457620
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.28(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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