Kwanzaa Gets an A
Steven Thedford, author
African storytelling is a tradition that has existed for centuries on the continent of Africa. Using history as a guide, Kwanzaa Gets An A tells the story about how the name of the holiday came into existence using a griot, an African Storyteller. As a result, the book was written to be an interactive experience where children participate, call and Response. In other words, as the griot tells the story of Kwanzaa Gets an A, the children will respond Ashe (ah-Shay), which is a West African word that means to bring about change.