Reviews for Kwanzaa


School Library Journal Reviews 2006 October

Gr 1-3 These titles are decidedly uneven in their presentations. While all have the simple text and abundant color photos, two suffer notable omissions. In Chanukah , the generally thorough text is marred by a description of the menorah lighting that fails to make clear that one additional candle is lit on each successive night. The most disappointing of the three is Christmas , which focuses almost entirely on festivities (decorating, eating, presents), while basically ignoring the meaning of the holiday and why it is celebrated. Only Kwanzaa avoids these sorts of oversights, providing a balanced introduction to the holiday and giving children a sense of its purpose and traditions.Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library

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