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Seven candles for Kwanzaa
by Pinkney, Andrea Davis.
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JPIC HOLIDAYS PINKNEY
Dial Books for Young Readers,, c1993.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm.
 
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Describes the origins and practices of Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival during which people of African descent rejoice in their ancestral values.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 0803712928
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
by Pinkney, Andrea Davis; Pinkney, Brian (Illustrator)
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Ages 5-9. This beautifully designed, attractive picture book describes the origin and traditions of the seven-day African American holiday of Kwanzaa. In clear, direct language, Pinkney talks about the importance of the harvest, the family togetherness, and the cultural pride that Kwanzaa celebrates. Her descriptions include a day-by-day account of the holiday that embraces the seven principles of Kwanzaa and the rituals recognizing them. Her joyful text is accompanied by equally joyful scratchboard illustrations, set within colorful textilelike borders, depicting a family preparing for and celebrating the holiday. A congenial combination of text and pictures that can be used by older children as well as picture book readers, this is a multiple-copy choice for school and public libraries. ~--Janice Del Negro

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Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
by Pinkney, Andrea Davis; Pinkney, Brian (Illustrator)
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PreS-Gr 4--The ideals and customs of Kwanzaa, "first fruits of the harvest," are described and celebrated in this video adaptation of Andrea Pinkney's picture book (Dial, 1993). The iconographic technique effectively recreates Brian Pinkney's richly textured and colorful scratchboard illustrations from the book. Narrator Alfre Woodard paces the text beautifully, and the accompanying musical background creates a festive yet thoughtful mood in keeping with the principles upon which this African-American celebration is based. The seven Kwanzaa beliefs are described, and the African words designating each belief are shown as the narrator pronounces them. A brief history of Kwanzaa's origin is included along with a description of the items which are a part of every Kwanzaa celebration. The video captures the same respectful tone and celebratory spirit as Pinkney's book. Children whose families celebrate Kwanzaa as well as those who are not familiar with this festival will find this to be an enjoyable look at this tradition. An attractive, informative addition to multicultural video collections for school and public libraries.Nancy L. Chu, Western Illinois University, Macomb(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

 
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