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Kiesha doesn't understand what is happening to her family. Papa hides behind the newspaper at dinner time. Her big brother Derrick is grumpy and gets into trouble all the time. And Mama just seems unhappy. If not for her precious library books, Kiesha would be unhappy too. When she discovers a family celebration called Kwanzaa, Kiesha thinks she has found a way to help her family. She works hard to create a special family Kwanzaa celebration, but is it too late? Young readers will learn about how some families celebrate Kwanzaa, but Kiesha's Kwanzaa is really about family and togetherness and the power of love.
Gunga Peas Books, 9780692023389, 42pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2014
About the Author
Jamaican-born Jacqueline C. Grant holds a Master's degree in Latin American history and gender studies and a Ph.D. in Caribbean and Latin American history and Atlantic Studies. Jacqueline has published books through The Oliver Press and numerous magazine articles. Jacqueline started her own publishing company, Gunga Peas Books (www.gungapeasbooks.com) in 2011 to fulfill her passion for creating stories for children and young adults. Jacqueline lives with her two children, two guinea pigs, and Sox and Butter the family cat and dog in Reno, Nevada.