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Author Grier, Ella.

Title Seven days of Kwanzaa : a holiday step book / by Ella Grier ; pictures by John Ward.

Imprint New York : Sterling, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Lakeside Non-Fiction  394.2 GRI    ---  Available
Description 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 25 cm.
Note Originally published: New York : Viking, c1997.
Summary Gives the principle and symbol for each day of Kwanzaa, with accompanying poems, songs, activities, and recipes. Green is for the land, red is for the blood, black is for the people whom we love, Harambee, its Kwanzaa. With joyful songs; recipes for delicious dishes such as jambalaya salad, evocative art, and simple, poetic explanations of principles and symbols, this African-American holiday comes beautifully to life. With stunning stepped pages that feature a kente cloth pattern and pretty foil accents on the cover, it's an eye catching package. Day by day, the images capture the warmth and togetherness of the week long celebration, from a beaming little boy and his parents holding the traditional basket of fruit to three youngsters weaving their mkeka, or straw mat. Candles are lighted, stories told, symbolic ears of corn purchased, and handmade gifts or books given, and throughout, the happiness of people pulling together to make things better shines forth.
Subject Kwanzaa -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Ward, John (John Clarence), ill.
Added Title Kwanzaa
ISBN 1402719396
Standard No. AU@ 000026842953

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