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Nia’s Bedtime Stories

Way past her bedtime but the stories need told. They’ve heard them before but they never grow old. Nia loves her stuffed animals; plushies, squishies, ...

Fall Update: Ujamaa Triptych

Hi folks. I haven’t posted in a very long time. I think the social media grind plus too many projects have been wearing me down ...
Ashe: We Speak the Names of our Ancestors

ASHE: We Speak the Names of Our Ancestors

During our Kwanzaa celebration we speak the names of our ancestors and say Ashe (ah-SHAY). This last year has been a difficult time for all ...
Ujamaa as Mansa Musa

Ujamaa’s Hero: Mansa Musa, the Wealthiest Person in History

  When we suggested Ujamaa make himself up as an African Hero for Halloween we should have known he’d go all out. So it’s no ...

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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