Monday, December 17, 2007
I am looking ahead to celebrating Kwanzaa the week after Christmas with my boys. We have several books about the holiday which explain the symbols and terminology. I enjoy reading them. But it is striking me this year that I don't have any story books. There is no mythology, no poetry for children, no anecdotes, no central cast of characters. Where are the images that hold our hearts; the fantasy, the magic, the folklore, the tales of struggle, kindness, grace, strength and compassion that give depth to the ritual? Do any of you know of a Kwanzaa book that tells a story?