A couple's youngest son is forced to leave his West African village because he chooses music over the more practical occupations of his brothers, but years later he returns to show the wisdom of his choice.
When they are given the seemingly impossible task of turning thread into gold, the seven Ashanti brothers put aside their differences, learn to get along, and embody the principles of Kwanzaa. Includes information on Kwanzaa, West African cloth weaving, and instructions for making a belt.
Shortening father's new pants to fit him causes a minor family crisis. Poppa finds a pair of lovely pants, only six inches too long, but Grandma Tiny, Big Momma, and Aunt Viney are all too tired to hem them before church.
On a farm in the Texas Hill Country, a young boy confronts a strange critter that tries to steal his family's last meal. A variation on the folktale about a monster that leaves its tail behind in the cabin of an African American boy.