Celebrate Kwanzaa by Carolyn Otto
Book Description"Celebrate Kwanzaa" continues the spectacular Holidays Around the World series by focusing on this African-American holiday, which falls during the festive, gift-giving season and is celebrated by families, communities, and schools throughout America. With succinct, lively text and beautiful photographs, the book celebrates African-American culture and helps us to understand and appreciate this special holiday. Over the course of seven days, African Americans, families and friends, come together to light the candles that symbolize their past and future and their unity. They gather as a community to make music and to dance; to feast on harvest foods and the good things of the earth; and to exchange simple, often homemade, gifts. Readers are introduced to the symbols of the holiday, such as the "mkeka" (a special placemat), "kinara" (candleholder), and "kikombe cha umoja" (unity cup). Important concepts, like the seven principles, are explained. In addition, a note from the book's consultant, aimed at parents and teachers, puts the holiday in its full cultural and historical perspective. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visitwww.natgeoed.org/commoncorefor more information."
Buy Celebrate Kwanzaa book by Carolyn Otto from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781426303197
(257mm x 218mm x 10mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carolyn Otto
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year, Hardback (January 2016)
Includes educational extensions supporting reading, writing, and speaking & listening.
Just Joking Cats, Paperback (January 2016)View all books by Carolyn Otto
Can't get enough of the crazy things cats do? Neither can millions of other Americans! Our latest Just Joking book is all about cats! This jam-packed book features the cute, lazy, action-packed, and always amusing world of our favourite felines.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Celebrate Kwanzaa book by Carolyn Otto and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Carolyn Otto
Carolyn B.Otto is the author of more than 20 books, including several award-winning children's non-fiction titles. She has also written poetry and fiction for children and adults. She earned her master's degree from New York University. She now lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.