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Coming together : celebrations for African American families
Cole, Harriette.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, [2003]

Physical Description:
v, 121 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 29 cm
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library E185.86 .C5813 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
Central Library E185.86 .C5813 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Central Library E185.86 .C5813 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
Kenmore Library E185.86 .C5813 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library E185.86 .C5813 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Oversize

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Brimming with sample menus, easy-to-follow recipes, and unique ideas, this guide to celebrations for African-American families is by the bestselling author of Jumping the Broom and an award-winning photographer.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-up. Just in time for the holidays comes a book chock-full of reasons to celebrate. Coming Together is a collection of traditions used to observe occasions both large and intimate. Naming ceremonies, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and family reunions are the focus of this volume that lays the groundwork for starting or enhancing significant family gatherings. Using a nuts-and-bolts approach, the authors enrich each section with crafts, menus, and activities designed for participants of all ages. Christmas, for instance, gets a fresh twist with a suggestion to create a generosity circle and give thanks with family, friends, and neighbors as a prelude to a joint community service project. A substantial collection of color photographs show several families caught in the act of celebrating and loving one another. A book that will appeal to a wide range of readers. --Terry Glover Copyright 2003 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

From Kwanzaa and Christmas, to naming ceremonies and family reunions, Coming Together: Celebrations for African American Families by Harriette Cole and John Pinderhughes takes a close look at the occasions celebrated by many African-American families, and the values and history that shaped those traditions. The chapter on Kwanzaa, for instance, explains the meanings behind the seven Kwanzaa candles as well as the holiday's seven principles, and includes brief biographies of "Heroes and Heroines." For Christmas, the volume presents tips for hosting a tree-trimming party and information on researching a family genealogy. Generously illustrated with full-color photographs of contemporary families plus archival b&w photos, this handsome volume gives creative ideas for involving the entire family, with crafts, recipes and activities. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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