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December Festivals

Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 19971226

In this special anthology, we feature literature and commentary about the December holiday season. Rabbi Gerald Kane discusses the origins of Hanukkah and reads Grace Paley's widely anthologized short story, "The Loudest Voice." Dr. Maulana Karenga  talks about why he founded Kwanzaa and the importance of the seven principles that are observed during the week-long celebration. Actor and storyteller Milton Gray, who created a Kwanzaa Principles program for the Kansas City Museum, shares a story inspired by the holiday. Novelist Priscilla Cogan provides a unique perspective on Christmas with her Native American character from her book Winona’s Web.

| Subject Matter: Holiday, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas | Interview Year: 1997 | Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction |

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