located in the Curriculum Lab
Medearis, Angela Shelf. SEVEN SPOOLS OF THREAD : A KWANZAA STORY. 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 c2000.
Harris, Jessica B. A KWANZAA KEEPSAKE: CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY WITH NEW TRADITIONS AND FEASTS.
social life, customs and cookery. . c1995.
Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton. MY FIRST KWANZAA BOOK.
Kwanzaa, the holiday in which Afro-Americans celebrate their cultural
Hintz, Martin. KWANZAA: WHY WE CELEBRATE IT THE WAY WE DO.
Discusses the origins and symbols of Kwanzaa,
the holiday that focuses on African American history, culture, and
experiences, and offers suggestions for ways to celebrate this holiday.
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. CELEBRATING KWANZAA.
Text and photographs depict how a Chicago family celebrates the African
American holiday, Kwanzaa. c1993.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. SEVEN CANDLES FOR KWANZAA.
Describes the origins and practices of Kwanzaa, the seven-day
festival during which people of African descent rejoice in their ancestral
values. 1998, c1993.
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Saint James, Synthia. THE GIFTS OF KWANZAA.
This acclaimed visual artist offers a simple text and bright, boldly patterned paintings that explain the holiday to children. c1994.
Walter, Mildred Pitts. KWANZAA: A FAMILY AFFAIR.
Discusses the origins and symbols of Kwanzaa, the holiday that focuses on
African American history, culture, and experiences, and offers suggestions
for ways to celebrate this holiday. c1995.
Corwin, Judith Hoffman. KWANZAA CRAFTS.
Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds). CRAFTS FOR KWANZAA.
Celebrating Kwanzaa --
Paper mat -- Foil cup -- Harvest Banner --Pumpkin trivet -- Corn necklace
-- Tissue paper corn – Kwanzaa candles card -- Kwanzaa candle favors --
Kwanzaa candles game -- Corn print wrapping paper -- Dyed wrapping paper
--Candle gift tag -- Kwanzaa memory book -- Paper flag -- Flag favors --
Flag pin -- Harvest frame -- Kwanzaa hug card
Walter, Mildred Pitts. HAVE A HAPPY--: A NOVEL.
because his birthday falls on Christmas and will therefore be eclipsed as
usual, and worried that there is less money because his father is out of
work, eleven-year-old Chris takes solace in the carvings he is preparing
for Kwanzaa, the Afro- American celebration of their cultural heritage.
THE CELEBRATION OF KWANZAA: ECHOES OF AFRICA. [videorecording]
(30 min.) Che Chan Dear
Productions ; c1996. Celebrating the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa,
giving thanks for first fruits and rekindling important principles for
Thompson, Sue Ellen. HOLIDAY SYMBOLS.
"A guide to the legend and lore behind the people, places, food, animals, and other symbols associated with holidays and holy days, feasts and fasts, and other celebrations, covering popular, ethnic, religious, national, and ancient events, as observed in the United States and around the world." c2000.
Created by Donna Wallach, December 2002; Updated December 2005.