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- Description<i>Celebrate Kwanzaa</i> continues the spectacular Holidays Around the World series by focusing on this African-American holiday, which falls during the festive, gift-giving season and is celebrated by families, communities, and schools throughout America. With succinct, lively text and beautiful photographs, the book celebrates African-American culture and helps us to understand and appreciate this special holiday. Over the course of seven days, African Americans, families and friends, come together to light the candles that symbolize their past and future and their unity. They gather as a community to make music and to dance; to feast on harvest foods and the good things of the earth; and to exchange simple, often homemade, gifts. Readers are introduced to the symbols of the holiday, such as the <i>mkeka</i> (a special placemat), <i>kinara</i> (candleholder), and <i>kikombe cha umoja</i> (unity cup). Important concepts, like the seven principles, are explained. In addition, a te from the book's consultant, aimed at parents and teachers, puts the holiday in its full cultural and historical perspective. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visitwww.natgeoed.org/commoncorefor more information.
- Author BiographyCarolyn B.Otto is the author of more than 20 books, including several award-winning children's non-fiction titles. She has also written poetry and fiction for children and adults. She earned her master's degree from New York University. She now lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
- Author(s)Carolyn B Otto
- PublisherNational Geographic Society
- Date of Publication15/11/2008
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Series TitleHolidays Around the World (Hardcover)
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNational Geographic Society
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
- Weight386 g
- Width218 mm
- Height257 mm
- Spine10 mm
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