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Kwanzaa: A Family Affair

"A handbook for parents and children about celebrating the African-American harvest festival. The first two chapters define the holiday: its principles, vocabulary, etc. The third chapter takes readers through the seven days, describing what to do and sometimes how to do it. There is also a chapter with crafts....Another chapter offers ideas for gifts and recipes. Walter uses the tone of a personal reminiscence to great effect here....A worthwhile purchase."--School Library Journal.

Hardcover: 95 pages

Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard; 1st edition (October 1995)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0688115535

ISBN-13: 978-0688115531

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #916,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #21 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Kwanzaa

Mildred Pitts Waller writes in the introduction to this 1995 book, "For those African-American families who find joy in letting their children know where they have come from, so that they can know where they are at the moment and where they are going."She states that the information in the book is derived from Dr. Maulana Karenga's (founder of Kwanzaa) book, Kwanzaa: origin, concepts, practice.The book has chapters such as, "What is Kwanzaa?"; "Kwanzaa Principles, Symbols, and Rituals"; "Making Symbols, Gifts, and Foods for Kwanzaa" (which includes some recipies); and also has a Swahili Glossary and Pronunciation Key, as well as some "Suggested Reading."This book contains a wealth of information in a very short (94 pages) package.

A great guide for beginners. Easy to follow

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