The Kwanzaa Book List


Amber, L. A. Kwanzaa:    Kwanzaa: 7 Principles, Celebration, Decorations, Traditions and Symbols: A Kwanzaa Book for Kids 2020 Ages 5-8


Shabazz, Asase Ye Aseda First Fruits:  A Guide to Celebrating Kwanzaa 2019 Ages 3-9


Thedford, Steven Kwanzaa Gets An A 2019 Ages 1-9


Bullard, Lisa My Family Celebrates Kwanzaa 2018 Ages 5-8


Otto, Carolyn Holidays Around the Work:  Celebrate Kwanzaa 2017 Ages 6-9


Davis, Kyle Kwanzaa Adventures Coloring Book: (Volumes 1-7) 2016


Ama Karikari-Yawson.  Kwanzaa Nana is Coming to Town Milestales 2015 Ages 2 to 12


Henry, James and Proctor, John.  Kwanzaa Klaus: The Night Before Christmas is JUST the beginning...  2014


Thedford, Steven. The Kwanzaa Coloring Book (Games & Puzzles) 2014Ages 2-10


Herington, Lisa Kwanzaa (Rookie Read-About Holidays) 2013 Ages 5-8


Bullard, Lisa Kelvin’s Kwanzaa 2012 Ages 5-8


Copage, Eric.  First of the Harvest:  Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holiday 2011


Washington, Donna Li’l Rabbits Kwanzaa 2010 Ages Preschool – 2


Mayes, Keith.  Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African-American Holiday Tradition



Carolyn B. Otto.  Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Kwanzaa: With Candles, Community, and the Fruits of the Harvest.  National Geographic Children's Books 2008 

Ages 6 to 9


Thedford, Steven. The Kwanzaa Coloring Book 2004 Ages 4 to 9


Marsh, Carole. Kwanzaa Activities, Crafts, Recipes, and More! 2003

Raabe, Emily.  A Kwanzaa Holiday Cookbook (Festive Foods for the Holidays)  2003 Ages 4 to 8


Holub, Joan. Kwanzaa Kids. New York: Puffin Books, 2002. Ages 7 to 13.


Medearis, Angela Shelf. Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman, 2000. Ages 7 to 13.


McKissack, Pat. Messy Bessey's Holidays. New York: Grolier, 1999. Ages 7 to 9.


Walton, Darwin McBeth. Kwanzaa. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1999. Ages 7 to 13.


Ford, Juwanda G. K is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book. New York: Scholastic, 1997 Ages 4 to 8.


Johnson, Dolores. The Children's Book of Kwanzaa: A Guide to Celebrating the Holiday .

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1997, 1996.


Grier, Ella. Seven Days of Kwanzaa. Pictures by John Ward. New York: Penguin Book USA 1997. Ages 7 to 13.


Moore, Miriam. The Kwanzaa Contest. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1996.

Ages 7 to 10.


Copage, Eric V. A Kwanzaa Fable. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1995.

Ages 11 to 13.


Goss, Linda and Clay Goss. It's Kwanzaa Time! Illustrations by award-winning artists.

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1995. Ages 7 to 13


Medearis, Angela Shelf. The Seven Days of Kwanzaa. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1994.

Ages 8 to 13.


Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Celebrating Kwanzaa. New York: Holiday House, 1993.

Ages 8 to 13.


Burden-Patmon, Denise. Imani's Gift at Kwanzaa. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. New York:

Simon & Shuster, 1992. Ages 4 to 8.


Ross, Kathy. Crafts for Kwanzaa. Illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm. Brookfield, CT: The  Millbrook Press, 1994. Ages 7 to 13.



Saint James, Symthia. The Gifts of Kwanzaa. Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, 1994. Ages 4 to 9


Miller, Britt Eckland. Five Positive Plays for African American Children. Dallas, TX:

Forward Communications, 1993. Ages10 to 13.


Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Seven Candles for Kwanzaa. New York: Dial Books for Young Reader:

1993. Ages 5 to 11


Burden-Patmon, Denise. Imani's Gift at Kwanzaa. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. New York:

Simon & Shuster, 1992. Ages 4 to 8.


Morninghouse, Sundaira. Habari Gani? What's the News? A Kwanzaa Sto . New York: Open Hand Publishing, Inc., 1992. Ages 6 tol 1.


Porter, A. P. Kwanzaa. Pictures by Janice Lee Porter. New York: Carolrhoda Books, 1991.

Ages 5 tol 1.


Newton-Chocolate, Deborah. Kwanzaa. Illustrated by Melody Rosales. Chicago:

Children's Press, 1990. Ages 5 to 10.


Madhubuti, Safisha L. The Story of Kwanzaa. Illustrated by Murray N. DePillars.

Chicago: Third World Press, 1989. 32p. Ages 6 to 10


Walter, Mildred Pitts. Have a Happy.... Illustrated by Carole Byard. New York: Lothrop, 1989. Ages 8 to 12





Source:  Auburn Research Library on African American Culture and History