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11 Heartfelt Books to Give as Kwanzaa Gifts

by Dena McMurdie

Photo credit: Guy Cali/Getty Images

Kwanzaa was first observed in the United States in 1966, and since then has grown in popularity. Now, Kwanzaa is celebrated by millions of people. The week-long holiday honors principles such as unity, creativity, faith, and community, as well as African heritage . Some people exchange gifts like books or handmade items to commemorate the holiday.

As we all know, books make the best gifts, so we put together this list of books with heartfelt stories and messages. Like Kwanzaa itself, the books on this list celebrate values such as family and togetherness. Whether you’re looking for a book for a pre-k reader or a tween, here are some gift-worthy options.