Story of Kwanzaa

Ages 4-8 years



With simple straightforward text and bright colorful illustrations framed with traditional African textile patterns this is a welcome introduction to the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa. Activities in the back invite readers to join in the celebration. (annotation) “It’s Kwanzaa-time! Light the candles on the kinara! Fly the bendera and tell stories from Africa! The festival of Kwanzaa was originated by Dr. Maulana Karenga to honor the customs and history of African Americans. The seven principles of Kwanzaa called the Nguzo Saba serve to remind African Americans of the struggles of the past and also focus on present-day achievements and goals for the future. Activities at the end of the book include making your own cow-tail switch and baking benne cakes.” (publisher) Full color Ages 4-8 years 40 pages


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