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Sports Information Director: Jack Clark / Camera: Brian Beyrer / Contributing Coordinator: Asia Po

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Pause and reflect with the children on the setting, characters, events and the cultural representations in the book.

Together for Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is Kayla’s favorite holiday. She spends each day waiting for her older brother to come and join the family’s seven-day celebration.
This story will teach children about this non-religious holiday held in the United States. The Kwanzaa principles that stem from the richness of African roots, will inspire and most of all unite.


TOGETHER FOR KWANZAA by Juwanda G. Ford, illustrated by Shelly Henhenberger. Text copyright © 2000 by Penguin Random House LLC, illustrations copyright © 2000 by Shelly Hehenberger. Used by permission of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.

  • Written by Juwanda G. Ford
  • Illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger
  • Published by Penguin Random House LLC
  • Narrated by Billi Chambers
  • Running Time 00:08:13
  • Written by Juwanda G. Ford
  • Illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger
  • Published by Penguin Random House LLC
  • Narrated by Billi Chambers
  • Running Time 00:08:13
  • Narrator Billi Chambers
  • Position Head Coach
  • Team Iona Gaels - Iona College
  • Hometown Cheverly, Maryland
  • Birthdate June 19, 1981
  • Height 5' 9"
  • Favorite Book The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • Favorite Basketball Player Lisa Leslie
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