KWANZAA BOOKS TO ENJOY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration held in the United States honoring universal African heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. It features activities such as the lighting of a kinara and libations, and culminates in a feast and gift giving
Here are some books that explore this holiday.
Kwanzaa by Shelia Anderson
Introduces the African American holiday begun in 1966 which celebrates seven important principles.
Imani’s gift at Kwanzaa by Denise Burden-Patmon
As a young African-American girl prepares for Kwanzaa with her family, she
Learns the meaning of the celebration and presents a gift to a new friend.
A trio of romances celebrates the magic of Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the New
Year and includes “Kwanzaa Angel,” in which a woman encounters the man who ditched her at the prom years ago during a Kwanzaa celebration.
Gettin’ merry : a holiday anthology
A new collection of African-American romance tales celebrate Kwanzaa in Francis Ray’s The Wish, Homecoming by Beverly Jenkins and others.
Holiday time by Ann Martin
Working together on holiday projects, the kids in Ms. Colman’s class meet
Pamela, a difficult new classmate, and learn about Christmas, Hanukkah,
Naughty or nice by Eric Jerome Dickey
A seasonal tale follows themes of humor, romance, and holiday spice.
Holiday princess by Meg Cabot
Princess Mia presents a guide to the winter holidays, including the story behind
some traditions, gift suggestions, make-up and fashion tips for seasonal
parties, recipes, and craft ideas.