Today is the first day of Kwanzaa. If you are looking for a good nonfiction Kwanzaa children's book for younger kids, I recommend Celebrate Kwanzaa. Although Celebrate Kwanzaa is a nonfiction book, it is designed in picture book format and illustrated with a great many color photographs. As the author points out, "Although Kwanzaa is grounded in black culture, the holiday's seven principles represent universal values that anyone can relate to." Whether you celebrate Kwanzaa or just want your children to learn about about it, I recommend Celebrate Kwanzaa. See my Best Children's Books about Kwanzaa reading list for more good Kwanzaa books, both fiction and nonfiction.
- Make Kwanzaa Placemats (About.com: Family Crafts)
- Kwanzaa Music for Kids (About.com: Children's Music)
- Celebrate Kwanzaa with Kids (About.com: Kids' Parties & Celebrations)
(Cover art courtesy of National Geographic Society)