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What is Kwanzaa?
By Phyllis Naegeli
  

1     "What are you doing over the holiday?" Carolyn asked, as she and her friend Marita walked home from school.
 
2     "We're going to be busy!" said Marita excitedly. "We're going to observe Christmas and Kwanzaa. It's a celebration that lasts the whole vacation! Well, here's my house. I hope I see you over vacation."
 
3     "Me too," said Carolyn. "Bye, Marita."
 
4     For the rest of the way home, Carolyn wondered about Kwanzaa. "Mom!" she called, as she came through the door to her home.
 
5     "Hi, honey," Mom said, coming in to the entryway to greet her. "How was school today?"
 
6     "It was good," said Carolyn. "What's Kwanzaa?"
 
7     "Kwanzaa?" Mom replied.
 
8     "Yes, Kwanzaa," Carolyn answered. "Marita said she and her family are celebrating Christmas and Kwanzaa this year. Do you know what Kwanzaa is?"
 
9     "Not really," Mom said. "I have some time before I need to start dinner, do you want to go look on the internet with me?"
 
10     "That would be great!" Carolyn cried.

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