by Harriette Cole, John Pinderhughes (Illustrator)
African American families are dynamic and powerful. Celebrations play an important part in the fabric of the family. Coming Together is devoted to several of the very special occasions that many African American families honor. Filled with creative ideas for involving the entire family-from young children to grandparents and great-grandparents-this rich book provides everything you need to transform time together into compelling and memorable occasions. Coming Together is brimming with sample menus, easy-to-follow recipes, crafts, activities, and unique ideas to bring the value of these celebrations to life.
From Kwanzaa and Christmas, to naming ceremonies and family reunions, Coming Together: Celebrations for African American Families by Harriette Cole and John Pinderhughes takes a close look at the occasions celebrated by many African-American families, and the values and history that shaped those traditions. The chapter on Kwanzaa, for instance, explains the meanings behind the seven Kwanzaa candles as well as the holiday's seven principles, and includes brief biographies of "Heroes and Heroines." For Christmas, the volume presents tips for hosting a tree-trimming party and information on researching a family genealogy. Generously illustrated with full-color photographs of contemporary families plus archival b&w photos, this handsome volume gives creative ideas for involving the entire family, with crafts, recipes and activities. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Hardcover: 128 pages