The Story of Kwanzaa (Trophy Picture Books)

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It’s Kwanzaa-time! Light the candles on the kinara! Fly the bendera, and tell stories from Africa! The festival of Kwanzaa was originated by Dr. Maulana Karenga to honor the customs and history of African Americans. The seven principles of Kwanzaa, called the Nguzo Saba, serve to remind African Americans of the struggles of the past, and also focus on present-day achievements and goals for the future. Activities at the end of the book include making your own cow-tail switch and baking benne cakes.

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Donna L. Washington is a professional storyteller, multiple-award-winning recording artist, and author. She performs all over the country at festivals, schools, and libraries and gives workshops for parents and educators as well. Her many storytelling recordings have received Gold and Silver Parents' Choice Awards, Storytelling World Awards, iParenting Awards, Children's Music Web Awards, National Parenting Publications Awards Honors, and many more. Ms. Washington lives with her husband, two children, and two cats in Durham, North Carolina.



Donna L. Washington is a talented actress, writer and storyteller. She has written and performed many one-woman plays. The Story of Kwanzaa is her first book for children. Ms. Washington lives in Evanston, IL.

Stephen Taylor has illustrated two other children's books: Puddleduck, by Nancy Hundal, and Our Wonderful World, by Joseph Blakey. Mr. Taylor lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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