Time is flying by and we’re fastly approaching the holiday season! If you celebrate Kwanzaa or want to know more about it and are looking for some good books, look no further! Keep reading for some of the best Kwanzaa themed books and toys to get your children, nieces/nephews, grandchildren, or any other child in your life!!
Kevin’s Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard
Kevin’s family is celebrating the seven days of Kwanzaa! Kevin helps his mom decorate the Kwanzaa table. They light candles with Grandma and Grandpa and learn a special word each day. They talk about working together and solving problems. On the sixth day, everyone eats and dances at a big feast!
Together for Kwanzaa by Juwanda G Ford
Kwanzaa is Kayla’s favorite time of year. But this year, it looks as if a heavy snowstorm will keep her big brother, Khari, from getting home in time for the festivities! Will Khari miss the celebration completely? Or will Kayla and her brother somehow find a way to be together for Kwanzaa? A perfect introduction to Kwanzaa, this book will teach children all about the traditions and practices that make it a special winter holiday.
Seven Spools of Thread by Angela Shelf Medearis
In an African village live seven brothers who make family life miserable with their constant fighting. When their father dies, he leaves an unusual will: by sundown, the brothers must make gold out of seven spools of thread. If they fail, they will be turned out as beggars. Using the Nguzo Saba, or “seven principles” of Kwanzaa, the author has created an unforgettable story that shows how family members can pull together, for their own good and the good of the entire community. Magnificent and inspiring linoleum block prints by Daniel Minter bring joy to this Kwanzaa celebration.
My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz
A simple way to get acquainted with Kwanzaa “Hooray! Hooray! 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!