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Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

by Andrea Davis Pinkney Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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!

5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Andrea Davis Pinkney Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling children's author, famous for her biographies of extraordinary African Americans.
Brian Pinkney Acclaimed artist Brian Pinkney is the illustrator of several highly-praised picture books including The Faithful Friend, In the Time of the Drums, and Duke Ellington. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and holds a master's degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Andrea, with whom he often collaborates, and his two children.

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