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Title:
My first Kwanzaa
Author:
Katz, Karen.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : H. Holt, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
A girl describes how she and her family celebrate the seven days of Kwanzaa.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 74621.
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol031/2002012839.html
ISBN:
9780805070774
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A simple way to get acquainted with Kwanzaa

" Hooray! Hooray!
It's time to get ready for Kwanzaa."

During the seven days of Kwanzaa we celebrate the importance of family, friends, and community. This warm and lively introduction to a very special holiday will help even the youngest children join in!

Author and illustrator Karen Katz kicks off a wonderful new series of picture books for the very young with My First Kwanzaa . The series will offer a simple and fun way to get familiar with the traditions of holiday celebrations from different cultures.


Author Notes

Karen Katz is an American author and illustrator of children's books. After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her first book, Over the Moon, was inspired by the experience of adopting her daughter from Central America. She has written and illustrated more than 50 picture books and novelty books including Where Is Baby's Belly Button?, Counting Kisses, and Daddy Hugs.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS. With bright, clear collage illustrations that focus on one young preschooler and her extended family and friends, this small picture book introduces thewanzaa holiday. A double-page spread for each of the seven days of the holiday shows and tells the Seven Principles, from Working Together and Creativity to Faith and Purpose. Africa is mentioned a lot (though not specific countries or nations), and a final note explains that the name wanzaa comes from a Swahili word for first fruits. A useful pronunciation guide is included, as are clear explanations of the candles, gifts, crafts, fruits, and vegetables that are part of the celebration. The specifics, the simple words, and the active pictures combine to convey the wider sense of community that is the essence of the holiday. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2003 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A round-faced, happy little girl tells about her family's Kwanzaa celebration. The simple text and colorful folkloric illustrations with vivid patterns make this a good book to share with young children. Adults will appreciate the brief note about the holiday and the phonetic spelling of the Swahili words. Juwanda G. Ford's K Is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book (Scholastic, 1997) has a similar appeal, but the narrative format of Katz's title makes it more appropriate for storytimes.-V. W. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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