Kwanzaa

From the Series On My Own Holidays

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, many people throughout the United States celebrate another holiday, Kwanzaa. A joyous celebration of African American culture, Kwanzaa was created as a way for African American families to come together to remember and rejoice in their rich heritage. Author A. P. Porter describes how the holiday got its start and how it is celebrated, and also gives an explanation of each of Kwanzaa’s seven principles. Porter also provides a practical list of the items needed for readers to make their own Kwanzaa celebration.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-299-7
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Holidays, Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-08-01
BISACS JNF018010, JNF026050
Dewey 394.2'68
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 49319
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Maps, Note to adults, Recipes, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“. . .the book’s dignified style and format give it broad appeal. An attractive, useful addition.” —Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“This attractive, well-designed collaboration communicates the spirit of this festival while providing all the data needed to commemorate Kwanzaa.” —Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“A forthright, easy-to-read introduction to this increasingly recognized African-American holiday.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Janice Lee Porter

Janice Lee Porter was born and raised in Chicago. She has a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from California State University, Chico. She is the illustrator of over two dozen children's books and is an art faculty member at Shasta College in Redding, California, where she teaches painting and drawing. She lives in Chico, California.

Author: Anthony Porter

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On My Own Holidays

Encourage understanding of diverse cultures. Featuring full-page illustrations, these beautiful editions look at the history and customs associated with various holidays and present early readers with high-interest offerings. View available downloads →