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The Children's Book of Kwanzaa

A Guide to Celebrating the Holiday

Illustrated by Dolores Johnson

About The Book

Discover the history of the African American holiday Kwanzaa in this comprehensive, easy-to-follow nonfiction middle grade guide.

Each year on December 26, the African American holiday of Kwanzaa begins. What is the purpose of Kwanzaa? How did it get its start? This comprehensive resource gives detailed descriptions of Kwanzaa’s principles and symbols and includes recipes and craft and gift ideas, as well as suggestions to help young readers and their families create their own special Kwanzaa celebration.

About The Author

Dolores Johnson is the talented author-illustrator of many books for children, including Now Let Me Fly, What Will Mommy Do When I'm at School?, and Seminole Diary. A graduate of Boston University, Ms. Johnson was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut. She now lives in Inglewood, California.

About The Illustrator

Dolores Johnson is the talented author-illustrator of many books for children, including Now Let Me Fly, What Will Mommy Do When I'm at School?, and Seminole Diary. A graduate of Boston University, Ms. Johnson was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut. She now lives in Inglewood, California.

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Raves and Reviews

School Library Journal Has the most extensive survey of African American history ever included in a children's book on Kwanzaa.

Booklist Promotes the holiday as an opportunity for all Americans to study and to celebrate the African American culture.

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  • California Collections

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