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Books for Celebrating Kwanzaa: Ages 2-7

Share this list of books to learn about and celebrate Kwanzaa with your 2- to 7-year-old.
 
Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa
by Trudi Strain Trueit

Simple text and color photographs introduce readers to the traditions of Kwanzaa.

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K Is for Kwanzaa
K Is for Kwanzaa
by Juwanda G. Ford Illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

Celebrate Kwanzaa from A to Z! Each letter of the alphabet represents an important word or fascinating fact about Kwanzaa. Explore all that is central to Kwanzaa: cultural heritage, family, and community.

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A Kwanzaa Miracle
A Kwanzaa Miracle
by Sharon Shavers Gayle Illustrated by Frank Norfleet
When Ashley and her brother Darryl include their lonely neighbor Mrs. Jackson in their Kwanzaa celebrations, they take part in a Kwanzaa ceremony they'll never forget.
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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.

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Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa
by Lisa M. Herrington

This fact-filled Rookie Read-About Holiday book introduces the youngest readers to the traditions, festivities, and history of Kwanzaa. Colorful photos and very simple nonfiction text encourage children to read on their own as they take an in-depth look at this joyous African-American holiday.

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Together for Kwanzaa
Together for Kwanzaa
by Juwanda G. Ford Illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger
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The Sound of Kwanzaa
The Sound of Kwanzaa
by Dimitrea Tokunbo Illustrated by Lisa Cohen
Hear the words, sing the songs, dance to the beat, and shout "Harambee!" as you jump into this joyful celebration of the sounds of Kwanzaa! The sound is Umoja — bringing us together. The sound is Kuumba — the songs of our ancestors.
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My First Kwanzaa Book
My First Kwanzaa Book
by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate Illustrated by Cal Massey

It's Kwanzaa time! During the last week of December, we dress in African clothes. Grandma visits with good things to eat. We light colorful candles. And aunts, uncles, and cousins come from all over to share hugs and gifts and stories!

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My First Kwanzaa
My First Kwanzaa
by Karen Katz Illustrated by Karen Katz

A simple way to get acquainted with Kwanzaa. During the seven days of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the importance of family, friends, and community. This warm and lively introduction to a very special holiday will help even the youngest children join in!

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The Gifts of Kwanzaa
The Gifts of Kwanzaa
by Synthia Saint James
"Saint James' clear, accessible introduction to Kwanzaa includes explanations of the Nguzo Saba (the Seven Principles) as well as information about the holiday's origin. . . . Enjoyable as well as handy, the book will be a strong addition to both school and public library collections".--"Booklist".
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