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Habari Gani?: What's the News? a Kwanzaa Story Hardcover – November, 1992

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"Destined to become a classic." -- Daphne Muse, Quarterly Black Review

"Each chapter features the appropriate activity. Colorful illustrations and the African designs add to the festival." -- School Library Journal

"Explanations of Kwanzaa and its seven guiding principles are expertly woven into the story, emphasizing that cooperation, community service, and family are important every day of the year, not only during Kwanzaa. Jody Kim's richly colored paitings and bold woodcuts compliment the story." -- Skipping Stones

"Recommended...resource during Black History Month and beyond...a guide during Kwanzaa." -- Mulitcultural Review

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Open Hand Pub.; 1st edition (November 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940880393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940880399
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,671,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Especially recommended for young readers ages 5 to 12, Habari Gani?/What's The News? is a picture book artfully written by Sundaira Morninghouse and charmingly illustrated by Jody Kim. The theme is the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa and how seven year old Kia and her family celebrate from December 26th to January 1st. "Habari Gani" is the greeting as each day of Kwanzaa unfolds and the seven principles of Kwanzaa emerge within the fabric of Kia's family and community. Habari Gani?/What's The News? will prove to be a very popular addition to school and community library African-American, multicultural, and ethnic holiday collections.
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