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Now Available: Nia’s Special Day

Nia’s Special Day follows Nia and her mom as they search the neighborhood for dad.  He had promised Nia a special surprise but when they ...
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Nia’s Special Day, A Picture Book

Nia's Special Day follows our young hero as she explores her neighborhood and the people in it. This is a picture book about family, perseverance and ...
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Hard at Work: Kuumba’s Workshop

  “Don’t Bother Daddy. He’s Working,” says Umoja. But Nia can’t resist taking a peek. His workshop is full of strange and interesting things. There’s ...

Starting a Movement: Kwanzaa 2022

Kwanzaa ’22 is upon us and it’s time to celebrate. This year’s theme is movement and is all about fun and putting our cares away. ...

Children: plural noun

  • a person or thing influenced by a specified environment.
    “a child of the sixties”
  • the descendants of a family or people
    “the children of the diaspora”

KINARA'S CHILDREN: Everyday Heroes

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Self Determination

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Collective Work and Responsibility

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Nia’s Special Day follows Nia and her mom as they search the neighborhood for dad.  He had promised Nia a special surprise but when they woke up he was gone. We get to meet the Everyday Heroes around her, and find out more about what they do.This is a book about family, perseverance, and surprise.

!Will they track down our wandering troubadour? Did he forget his promise to Nia? Well, you’ll have to read along to find out!

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Kinara’s Children are jewels. Your babies bring Kwanzaa more alive for me and my family as well as adding so much more to the beautiful Kwanzaa experience. I LOVE Kinara’s Children.
—Marcia L. Isaiah, former Education and Volunteer Coordinator, PATHS of Akron Children’s Hospital

Our Chicago based CEO Superheroes Family has found Darryl Crosby’s Kinara’s Children to be delightful, breathing new life into the celebration of Kwanzaa.
—Asabi Carroll, Co-Founder CEO Superheroes

This is beautiful work. Darryl Crosby is not only a gifted artist, but also a master teacher of history and culture. This is an amazingly creative way to teach children about Kwanzaa.
—Adisa A. Alkebulan, Chair, Department of Africana Studies, San Diego State University

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