Back to top

Reads for Celebrating Kwanzaa

Reads for Celebrating Kwanzaa

December 30, 2021

Kwanzaa has begun! The weeklong holiday, which pays tribute to and celebrates African American history and culture, began on Sunday, December 26, and will end on Saturday, January 1. Throughout the week, candles are lit in representation of seven core principles—unity, self-determination, collective responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith—and the holiday culminates with the exchange of gifts and a great feast.   

If you are celebrating Kwanzaa and looking for some reads to enhance your festivities, explore this list of books curated by MCPL staff, which has titles for all ages: Celebrate Kwanzaa.

This list incorporates a range of reads—from activity books like All New Crafts for Kwanzaa by Kathy Ross and How to Draw Kwanzaa Symbols by Christine Webster, to cookbooks like Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays by Eric V. Copage and A Kwanzaa Holiday Cookbook by Emily Raabe, which can help you plan your Kwanzaa menu from appetizers to dessert. Also included are children’s books for the littlest members of the family, such as Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa by Donna L. Washington and The People Remember by Ibi Aanu Zoboi.

If your traditions include watching movies and listening to music during your celebrations, be sure to check out the Library’s many online resources that you can use to stream movies and music as you enjoy time with loved ones. 

Happy Kwanzaa!

Emily B.
Marketing & Communications

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.

View All Blogs

Read Similar Blogs:
Arts and Culture
Books and Reading
Holidays

Resources You May Also Like

African American Music Reference

Find images and essays about African American music.
More Info

Events You May Also Like

Hands on Creative Reuse (Zoom)

Thu, Jan 20 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm Central
Virtual Event
Learn about ways to reuse and recycle objects into art! In this workshop, an instructor from ScrapsKC will show you how our creative reuse center recycles and repurposes various items.

Songs the Beatles Gave Away (ZOOM)

Wed, Apr 13 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm Central
Virtual Event
Both John Lennon and Paul McCartney also regularly penned songs for other recording artists. We will consider all such giveaways, comparing and contrasting them to recordings done by the Beatles.

Blogs You May Also Like

The Holiday Aroma: Sweet-Smelling DIY Holiday Gifts
Read More

The Holiday Aroma: Sweet-Smelling DIY Holiday Gifts

Nothing gets me in the holiday mood quicker than a warm simmer pot filled with the cozy aromatics of win
Reads for Celebrating Kwanzaa
Read More

Reads for Celebrating Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa has begun!
I Read a Book about a Fish
Read More

I Read a Book about a Fish

It seems you can find everything at Mid-Continent Public Library’s branches today!
“Books à la Carte” Book Group Celebrates Culinary Literacy
Read More

“Books à la Carte” Book Group Celebrates Culinary Literacy

Mid-Continent Public Library has created a brand-new book group for all the foodies out there!

Was this page helpful? Yes No