Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy Kwanzaa: Titles of Interest


KWANZAA - December 26 to January 1

is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67.


Kwanzaa Principles:
    Umoja (Unity) - To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
    Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) - To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
    Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) - To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together.
    Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) - To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
    Nia (Purpose) - To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
    Kuumba (Creativity) - To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
    Imani (Faith) - To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.


I wanted to share some of the Kwanzaa titles with you.

Kwanzaa by Dorothy Rhodes Freeman & Dianne M. MacMillan

Kwanzaa: A Family Affair by Mildred Pitts Walter

Crafts for Kwanzaa by Kathy Ross and Illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm

Kwanzaa Crafts by Carol Gnojewski

Kwanzaa: A Guide to Celebrating the Holiday by Delores Johnson

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Pictures by Brian Pinkney

All New Crafts for Kwanzaa by Kathy Ross and Illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm

Paper Crafts for Kwanzaa by Randel McGee

Santa's Kwanzaa by Garen Eileen Thomas and Illustrated by Guy Francis

Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story by Angela Shelf Medearis and Illustrated by Daniel Minter

Kwanzaa: Africa Lives in a New World Festival by Sule Greg C. Wilson

Kwanzaa Fun: Great Things to Make and Do by Linda Robertson and Julia Pearson

Celebrating Kwanzaa by Julie Williams

Celebrate Kwanzaa with Candles, Community, and the Fruits of the Harvest by Carolyn Otto and Consultant, Keith A. Mayes, Ph.d

Kwanzaa by David F. Marx

Celebrating Kwanzaa by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith an Photographs by Lawrence Migdale

The Seven Days of Kwanzaa by Melrose Cooper and Illustrated by Jeremy Tugeau

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Kwanzaa Illustrated by Rex Perry

Kwanzaa by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate and Illustrated by Melodye Rosales

Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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