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Picture of african and words "Kwanzaa Greetings"

JUVENILE PICTURE BOOKS

JPB    Medearis

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.

 

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE NONFICTION

 

YP    394.2    H314ka

Harris, Jessica B. A KWANZAA KEEPSAKE: CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY WITH NEW TRADITIONS AND FEASTS. 

Afro-American social life, customs and cookery. . c1995.

 

J    394.268   C545my

Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton.  MY FIRST KWANZAA BOOK. 

Introduces Kwanzaa, the holiday in which Afro-Americans celebrate their cultural heritage.  c1992.

 

J    394.268    H666kw

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. c1996.

 

YP    394.268    H869ce

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane.  CELEBRATING KWANZAA.

Text and photographs depict how a Chicago family celebrates the African American holiday, Kwanzaa. c1993.

 

J    394.268    P655se

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. 

 

J     394.268    S143gi

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.

 

YP    394.268    W233kw

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.

 

J    745.5941    C832kw

Corwin, Judith Hoffman.  KWANZAA CRAFTS. 

Kwanzaa decorations. [1995]

 

J    745.5941    R824c

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  c1994.

 

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE FICTION

 

J    W233ha

Walter, Mildred Pitts.  HAVE A HAPPY--: A NOVEL. 

Upset 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. c1989.

 

 


MEDIA

 

VCR    394.26    K98

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 seven days.

 

 


REFERENCE

REF    394.26    T476ho

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.

  

                                                                     

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