Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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For more than 25 years, African-American families have celebrated Kwanzaa--a holiday, inspired by their ancestors, that celebrates the harvest season. With a rich, informative text and stunning four-color illustrations, this book will help young children to begin their own Kwanzaa celebration.

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Review: Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

User Review  - Brianna Toepfer - Goodreads

This book would be great when teaching students about other cultures. It covers the description of the holiday, Kwanzaa and includes very detailed pictures to follow along with the story. Read full review

Review: Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

User Review  - Raye Cage - Goodreads

Illustrations are beautiful & this story of how one family celebrates Kwanzaa is informative. I got a nice taste of the language, culture, history, & meaning of Kwanzaa in just a few pages. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the "New York Times" best-selling author of several books for young readers, including the novel "Bird in a Box", a Today Show Al Roker Book Club for Kids pick, and "Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America, "winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award. Additional works include the""Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor book "Duke Ellington, " illustrated by her husband, Brian Pinkney; and "Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, " a Coretta Scott King Honor book and winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award. Andrea Davis Pinkney lives in New York City.

Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books. Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.

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