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Title:
Kwanzaa! : Africa lives in a New World festival
Author:
Wilson, Sule Greg.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history, observance, and significance of the African American holiday Kwanzaa.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.5 1.0 30599.
ISBN:
9780823918577
Format :
Book

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Frank E. Merriweather Library GT4403 .W59 1999 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Central Library GT4403 .W59 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Holiday
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Summary

Teens from all backgrounds can learn about and participate in Kwanzaa. This book combines information from ancient texts and legends, African folklore, modern history, and insights from Kwanzaa's founder. It describes the Kwanzaa ceremony, its significance, and its symbols and suggests ways for teens of all cultures to get involved in Kwanzaa.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-This introduction to the African-American celebration that takes place from December 26th to January 1st begins with a brief overview of the history of slavery and the civil rights movement in this country. Wilson touches on some of the contributions made to our culture by African civilizations and African Americans, and then goes on to explain the origins and meaning of Kwanzaa. He describes the seven principles that the holiday honors, using examples from African folklore and history to illustrate each one, and provides definitions and pronunciation guides for the many Swahili words. The text is easy to understand, although the illustrations vary in usefulness and clarity. Dolores Johnson's The Children's Book of Kwanzaa (Atheneum, 1996) covers similar material but goes into more depth and includes crafts and recipes. A serviceable addition.-E.M. c (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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