Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Illustrator: Brian Pinkney

Interest Level:
K-2

Lexile Framework:
970L

Grade Level Equivalent:
4.9

Guided Reading Level:
K

Age:
5-8

Genre:
Multicultural, Informational

Subject:
African American, Kwanzaa, Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Ceremony and Tradition

About This Book

Come celebrate Kwanzaa!

Every year, for seven days beginning December 26, African Americans celebrate their heritage during the Kwanzaa holiday. In this book, you can find out about that special time so you can celebrate the seven days of Kwanzaa, too.

** Learn about the seven candles representing the seven days of Kwanzaa
** Follow the recipes for such dishes as Ashanti Peanut Soup, North African Orange Salad, and Senegalese Cookies to make a Kwanzaa feast.
** Use the instructions to make masks and African toe puppets and other wonderful zawadi — special Kwanzaa gifts
** Learn Swahili for "What's news?" (Habari gani) and other Swahili words and phrases that are part of the holiday.

Then join the celebration!


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