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12 Diverse Christmas & Kwanzaa Books For Kids

One of the most fun Christmas activities we can think of is getting comfy by the fire with a great read. You can read anything you want, of course, but there are all sorts of holiday-themed Christmas books thatโ€™ll make your reading session extra cozy. Here are 12 books for kids to get you into the holiday spirit.

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1) Sparkles of Joy: A Children's Book that Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion

Explore Diwali Christmas Hanukkah, similarities, and differences. Find out how cultures around the world sparkle in different ways.

2) The Real Santa

Join one Black family on their journey to discover what the real Santa looks like in this joyous tale celebrating identity, family, and holiday cheer, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bedtime Bonnet.

3) What Do You Celebrate?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World

Holidays are FUNโ€”and this entertaining nonfiction picture book introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world!

4) My First Kwanzaa (My First Holiday)

During the seven days of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the importance of family, friends, and community. This warm and lively introduction to a very special holiday will help even the youngest children join in!

5) My Family Celebrates Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa traces its origins to the American Civil Rights era. Critical thinking questions and fast facts prompt young readers to engage with this fun narrative and learn all about Kwanzaa.

6) The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas (The Gingerbread Man Is Loose)