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The Night Before Kwanzaa
Kirsti Jewel and Natasha Wing, illustrations by Amy Wummer


Learn all about Kwanzaa in this holiday addition to the Night Before series.

It’s the night before Kwanzaa, and a little boy is excited to spend it with his family. Every evening, they light a candle, learn about their history, and more! Celebrate Kwanzaa in this installment of the Night Before series, told in the style of Clement C. Moore’s classic tale.


Kirsti Jewel is an educator, writer, and learner who has spent more than fifteen years working in education, integrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging (DEIJB) work into everything she does. She is currently the Director of Diversity, Equity & Belonging at Friends Seminary– an independent school in Manhattan. She was a Kweli Fellow in 2020, and her first children’s book, What Is Junteenth?, was published in 2022 by Penguin Workshop. She currently lives in Brooklyn, and when she’s not writing, reading, or engaging in social justice work, she’s likely doing yoga or exploring New York with her friends and her Jack Russell terrier, Trinidad-Helsinki.

Recommended for children 4-6 years old

[P]  Grosset and Dunlap  /  October 17, 2023

0.16" H x 7.8" L x 7.64" W (0.2 lbs) 32 pages