K IS FOR KWANZAA by Juwanda G. Ford

K IS FOR KWANZAA

A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book
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Age Range: 5 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Ford uses each letter of the alphabet to illustrate an aspect of Kwanzaa, in a mix of English and non-English words; phonetic pronunciations are provided for non-English words, but not the language or country of origin. To the familiar--``A is for Africa'' and ``C is for candle''--Ford adds ``L is for lapa'' (a broad piece of cloth that African women wear) and ``M is for Mkeka'' (a special mat for the holiday table). Wilson-Max works with flat, simple shapes boldly outlined in black; these are cheerful and informative, with festive scenes of participants gathering to celebrate the principles of Kwanzaa. Other books cover the holiday more thoroughly, but this is certainly a charming and accessible beginning. (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-590-92200-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1997




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