Personalized Kwanzaa Book (©Best) Recommended Ages 1-12, Hard cover, 24 pages,
deluxe 6" x 9" size. Includes your child's name, age, hometown and up to three friends.
Celebrate Kwanzaa and learn about its traditions on a field trip to an African-
Partial sample text of story (The color text below is where your personalized
information would be inserted.):
Jonathan Wilson celebrates Kwanzaa at the African-American fair
Grandma and Grandpa
December 25, 2006
It was a sunny morning in Malverne, New York. Jonathan Wilson, age 6, was
just entering the African-American Fair with his class.
All week Jon had watched as the park was decorated with hay, bamboo, and
colorful banners. Jon wished that Grandma and Grandpa were here to see how
it looked like it was in Africa!
"Everyone, look for things you need for Kwanzaa (KWAN-zah)," the teacher
said. The class had just learned about this very special holiday.
Jon ran up to a stall. "Look," he cried. "Here's a Kinara (kee-NAH-ree), the
The merchant smiled at Jon. "Yes, and I have the Mshumaa Saba
(mee-SHOO-mah SAH-bah), too."
"The seven candles," Jon said. "On December 26th, the first night of
Kwanzaa, I'll get to light the first Mshumaa Saba. Then another candle will be
lit each night until we have our big feast, the Karamu (kah-RAH-moo), on
"You speak Swahili words well," the merchant smiled.
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