A simple way to get acquainted with Kwanzaa.
It's time to get ready for Kwanzaa."
During the seven days of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the importance of family, friends, and community. This warm and lively introduction to a very special holiday will help even the youngest children join in!
Author and illustrator Karen Katz's wonderful series of picture books for the very young offer a simple and fun way to get familiar with the traditions of holiday celebrations from different cultures.
In The News
“The perfect introduction to Kwanza for the younger set.” —Black Issues Book Review
“The specifics, the simple words, and the active pictures combine to convey the wider sense of community that is the essence of the holiday.” —Booklist
“A solid, sweet, and meaty choice for holiday reading.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The simple text and colorful folkloric illustrations with vivid patterns make this a good book to share with young children.” —School Library Journal
“The tale radiates warmth and quietly builds up to the dramatic dragon dance and the traditional greeting of ‘Gung Hay Fat Choy!' The collage illustrations, cut from paper with colorful Asian designs, also include paint and other media to capture the joyful celebrants. This is a clear introduction to the holiday that young children will enjoy in one-on-one or group read-alouds.” —School Library Journal on My First Chinese New Year
“This one's a winner.” —Kirkus Reviews on My First Chinese New Year