Publication Date: March 1996
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A joyful ode to kente celebrates the beauty and tradition of this West African fabric that is now so popular in America. Rhythmic verse shows the special meaning of colors and patterns while glorious paintings show kente as it is used and worn in Ghana, from babies' blankets to dancers' capes. An author's note further explains kente's rich symbolism. Readers young and old will delight in discovering the connections between African culture and the colorful cloth we love to wear.
Debbi Chocolate is the award-winning author of many books for young readers. She lives with her husband and two sons in a suburb of Chicago.
John Ward is the acclaimed illustrator of several children's books. John and his wife, Olympia, live in Freeport, New York.