7 Principles
7 Everyday People
7 Extraordinary Skills
In Your Neighborhood

OK! This is a thing. The Kinara’s Children Kwanzaa Coloring Book is now available on Amazon. I’m really excited to make this available and I learned a lot about the process over these many months. I wanted it to be fun and enjoyable, and I believe it is. I hope you all will get a kick out of it!

Aimed at a young audience, the Kinara’s Children project lies somewhere between picture books and comics but it’s not your typical superhero group. They’re regular people from the neighborhood. Each character possesses amazing skills based on hard work and determination. Eventually they’ll come to learn why they’ve been brought together and the awesome power of the collective.

Kwanzaa and the Seven Principles of the Nguzo Saba

Umoja

Unity

Kujichagulia

Self Determination

Ujima

Collective Work and Responsibility

Ujamaa

Cooperative Economics

Nia

Purpose

Kuumba

Creativity

Imani

Faith

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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

Welcome and Greetings

Crosby signs a print for a fan

Hi folks, I’m Darryl Crosby, a designer and illustrator from Northeast, Ohio. Like many African American parents, I searched for culturally relevant books and shows that were fun, informative, and resonated with my lived experience. There’s been more attention paid to culturally diverse youth literature recently but still not enough. More importantly I saw few books or media that spoke to African American values and ideals.

Kinara’s Children was created for the youth but I think students of all ages can learn and laugh and empathize with stories and characters. The details of Kwanzaa, its history, its African roots, and how it’s celebrated will be revealed over time. I hope you join us in this journey.