With Candles, Community, and the Fruits of the Harvest
Random House, Inc.
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.
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Baker & Taylor
A vibrantly photographed introduction to Kwanzaa shares succinct coverage of its symbols and seven-day observances, detailing how African-American families gather during Kwanzaa to unite as a community, enjoy music, share food and exchange simple gifts. Simultaneous.
Describes the holiday of Kwanzaa, when African Americans commemorate their heritage, and explains its origins and how it is celebrated.
Washington, District of Columbia :, National Geographic,, 2017
31 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour map ; 26 cm