From the Series Celebrating Holidays
Black, red, and green. These are the colors of Kwanzaa, the celebration of African-American culture. Black represents African heritage. And red and green stand for the hard times of the past and hope for the future. Beginning readers will learn some Swahili as they read about the seven days of Kwanzaa.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Subject||Blastoff! Readers Level 2, Social Studies|
|Blastoff! Readers Level||2|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.3|
|Reading Counts! Quiz||Q71216|
|Reading Counts! Points||1.0|
Created in 1966 in the U.S., Kwanzaa celebrates African American heritage and culture and is now observed around the world. As part of the Series, this book shows young readers the traditions affiliated with Kwanzaa, such as lighting the Kinara and discussing the principles associated with each of the Kinara’s seven candles. It also explains how much of this holiday is based on African harvest festivals. The book’s many photos are full of bright colors, smiling faces, and dancing- conveying the joyful spirit of the celebration. This level-2 reader uses large, clear fonts; offers a pronunciation guide; and limits text to one to two sentences per page. It also includes simple craft instructions for making a Kwanzaa flag. A cheerful overview of Kwanzaa’s significance and festivities.