From the Series On My Own Holidays
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||Holidays, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|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|
“. . .the book’s dignified style and format give it broad appeal. An attractive, useful addition.” —Kirkus Reviews
“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
Author: Anthony Porter
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.
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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 →