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Seven Candles For Kwanzaa

For more than 25 years, African-American families have celebrated Kwanzaa--a holiday, inspired by their ancestors, that celebrates the harvest season. With a rich, informative text and stunning four-color illustrations, this book will help young children to begin their own Kwanzaa celebration.

Age Range: 5 and up

Lexile Measure: 970L (What's this?)

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Dial; 1st edition (October 6, 1993)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0803712928

ISBN-13: 978-0803712928

Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,574,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #32 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Kwanzaa #835 in Books > Children's Books > Geography & Cultures > Cultural Studies > General

I used this book to teach a class of 19 students about Kwanzaa. The author did a great job explaining Kwanzaa to children at the elementary school age. Beautiful pictures too.

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa is a change from the original Cristams story. This Kwanzaa loving picture book is by Andrea Davis Pinkney. And the stunning pictures are by Brian Pinkney. This book is about you guessed it Kwanzaa. Seven Candles for Kwanzaa tells you everything from the traditions of Kwanzaa to the candles. The colorful illustratins help show what each of the candles specifically stands for and what is done on the days as they are one by one lit on the Kinara. Seven Candles for Kwanzaa gives any one who os not to sure what goes on during the Kwanzaa holiday a very in depth description of what goes on. I would think twice before spending your hard earned money on this book. In my opinion Seven Candles for Kwanzaa was about 5 pages too long. I would make sure you are really into Kwanzaa before you get this book. And if you are this is the book for you. No mater what you celebrate, it is good to be familiar what other cultures do.

My family and I have celebrated Kwanzaa for 10 years and this is one of my kids favorite Kwanzaa books. It is also a simple way to introduce adults to the seven principles.

Perfect for kids.

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