CRRL Kids: Celebrate Kwanzaa!

African-American Holidays
African-American Holidays By Winchester, Faith Book - 1996 394.26 Wi Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses special times of the year when African-Americans celebrate, including Black History Month, Mardi Gras, Juneteenth, Harambee, Junkanoo, and Kwanzaa. Part of the Read-and-Discover Ethnic Holidays series.

All New Crafts for Kwanzaa
All New Crafts for Kwanzaa By Ross, Kathy Book - 2007 745.594 Ro Available in some locations

Annotation:"...translates the symbols of this African American holiday into twenty-two hands-on craft projects. Youngsters may enhance their family's Kwanzaa celebration with a 'Light the Candles' Kwanzaa Card, a Nguzo Saba Favor, a Bendera Notepad, and many more options-all made from easy-to-find, inexpensive household materials."

Celebrating Kwanzaa
Celebrating Kwanzaa By Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane Book - 1993 394.26 Ho All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Text and photographs depict how a Chicago family celebrates the African American holiday, Kwanzaa.

The Children's Book of Kwanzaa
The Children's Book of Kwanzaa A Guide to Celebrating the Holiday By Johnson, Dolores Book - 1996 394.26 Jo Available in some locations

Annotation:A guide to the origins, principles, symbols, and celebration of the African-American holiday.

My First Kwanzaa
My First Kwanzaa By Katz, Karen Book - 2003 FICTION Kat Available in some locations

Annotation:A girl describes how she and her family celebrate the seven days of Kwanzaa.

K Is for Kwanzaa
K Is for Kwanzaa A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book By Ford, Juwanda G. Book - 1997 FICTION For Available in some locations

Annotation:Bold illustrations and simple text introduce children to the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa By Anderson, Sheila Book - 2010 394.2612 An Available in some locations

Annotation:Teaches young readers about the background, traditions, foods, and celebrations of the African-American holiday.

Kwanzaa By Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton Book - 1990 394.268 Cho Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the holiday in which many African-Americans celebrate their roots and cultural heritage.

Kwanzaa A Family Affair By Walter, Mildred Pitts Book - 1995 394.26 Wa Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about Kwanzaa principles, symbols, and rituals; and find great ideas for making gifts and foods for Kwanzaa. Includes a Swahili glossary and pronunciation key.

Kwanzaa Crafts
Kwanzaa Crafts By Corwin, Judith Hoffman Book - 1995 394.264 Co Available in some locations

Annotation:Make crafts and decorations for Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa Karamu
Kwanzaa Karamu Cooking and Crafts for A Kwanzaa Feast By Brady, April A. Book - 1995 394.268 Br Available in some locations

Annotation:Family anecdotes add to this thorough look at the origins and rituals of the holiday. Traditional crafts and eighteen recipes are included.

Paper Crafts for Kwanzaa
Paper Crafts for Kwanzaa By McGee, Randel Book - 2008 745.594 Mc Available in some locations

Annotation:Explains the significance of Kwanzaa and how to make Kwanzaa-themed crafts out of paper.

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa By Pinkney, Andrea Davis Book - 1993 394.26 Pi Available in some locations

Annotation:Beautifully designed scratchboard illustrations help to explain the seven principles of the holiday in this introduction for younger readers.

Seven Spools of Thread
Seven Spools of Thread A Kwanzaa Story By Medearis, Angela Shelf Book - 2000 394.261 Me Available in some locations

Annotation:When they are given the seemingly impossible task of turning thread into gold, the seven Ashanti brothers put aside their differences, learn to get along, and embody the principles of Kwanzaa. Includes information on Kwanzaa, West African cloth weaving, and instructions for making a belt.

The Sound of Kwanzaa
The Sound of Kwanzaa By Tokunbo, Dimitrea Book - 2009 394.261 To Available in some locations

Annotation:"Hear the words, sing the songs, dance to the beat, and shout 'Harambee!' as you jump into this joyful celebration of the sounds of Kwanzaa! Through lively verse and colorful illustrations, this festive book celebrates the history and meaning of Kwanzaa. Families will enjoy the hands-on fun of lighting their own candles as they journey through this festive holiday and learn about its traditions and principles. As an added gift, this instructional book includes a no-bake Kwanzaa recipe."

The Story of Kwanzaa
The Story of Kwanzaa By Washington, Donna L. Book - 1996 394.26 Wa Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the tradition and customs of Kwanzaa and includes activities.

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Celebrate Kwanzaa with great stories, crafts and food.