for Seven Candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
An easy-to-read and understand explanation of Kwanzaa features images of a contemporary U.S. family observing each of the seven days in activities recognizable to today's children. Emphasis is placed on Kwanzaa as "an American holiday inspired by African traditions... not intended as a religious, political, or heroic holiday, nor is it a substitute for Christmas." The striking full-color artwork for this 9 1/4" by 11 1/4" picture book was prepared using scratchboard and oil pastels. (Ages 3-9)
CCBC Choices 1993. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993. Used with permission.
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.
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