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My first Kwanzaa
2004
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A comprehensive introduction to Kwanzaa and the diverse traditions that inspire it explains how family, friends and community are celebrated throughout its seven days. - (Baker & Taylor)

A girl describes how she and her family celebrate the seven days of Kwanzaa. - (Baker & Taylor)

A simple way to get acquainted with Kwanzaa.

"Hooray! Hooray!
It's time to get ready for 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!

Author and illustrator Karen Katz's wonderful series of picture books for the very young offer a simple and fun way to get familiar with the traditions of holiday celebrations from different cultures.

- (McMillan Palgrave)

Author Biography

Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses, and Where Is Baby's Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage, and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist, and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.

- (McMillan Palgrave)

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