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Celebrate Kwanzaa: With Candles, Community, and the Fruits of the Harvest (Holidays Around the World)

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Celebrate Kwanzaa continues the spectacular Holidays Around the World series by focusing on this African-American holiday, which falls during the festive, gift-giving season and is celebrated by families, communities, and schools throughout America. With succinct, lively text and beautiful photographs, the book celebrates African-American culture and helps us to understand and appreciate this special holiday.

Over the course of seven days, African Americans, families and friends, come together to light the candles that symbolize their past and future—and their unity. They gather as a community to make music and to dance; to feast on harvest foods and the good things of the earth; and to exchange simple, often homemade, gifts. Readers are introduced to the symbols of the holiday, such as the mkeka (a special placemat), kinara (candleholder), and kikombe cha umoja (unity cup). Important concepts, like the seven principles, are explained. In addition, a note from the book's consultant, aimed at parents and teachers, puts the holiday in its full cultural and historical perspective.

Synopsis:

Celebrate Kwanza focuses on the African-American holiday, which falls during the festive, gift-giving season and is celebrated by families, communities, and schools throughout America. With succinct, lively text and beautiful photographs, the book celebrates African-American culture and helps us to understand and appreciate this special holiday.

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About the Author

Carolyn B.Otto is the author of more than 20 books, including several award-winning children's non-fiction titles. She has also written poetry and fiction for children and adults. She earned her master's degree from New York University. She now lives in Colorado Springs, CO.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426303197
Author:
Otto, Carolyn B
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Consultant:
Mayes, Keith A.
Author:
Otto, Carolyn
Author:
Otto, Carolyn B.
Subject:
Kwanzaa
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Holidays (non religious)
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Kwanzaa
Subject:
African Americans - Social life and customs
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Kwanzaa
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Kwanzaa
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Holidays Around the World
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 COLOR PHOTOS
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.10x8.60x.40 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
06-09

Related Subjects

Children's » Holidays » Kwanzaa
Children's » Nonfiction » African American Studies
Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
Children's » People and Cultures

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"Synopsis" by , Celebrate Kwanza focuses on the African-American holiday, which falls during the festive, gift-giving season and is celebrated by families, communities, and schools throughout America. With succinct, lively text and beautiful photographs, the book celebrates African-American culture and helps us to understand and appreciate this special holiday.
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