Our three day study of Kwanzaa was filled with questions, unity, songs and pie. We began our study with a song, Matunda Ya Kwanzaa, that helped us to understand the seven principles of Kwanzaa and what they mean. We also learned how to introduce ourselves in Swahili. Seven is an important number within the Kwanzaa celebration, so we read a story about seven brothers who had to work together to turn thread into gold. Through the story, we learned that weaving is an important African tradition and we did some of our own weaving. Our study ended with meditation and a feast. The meditation consisted of answering three questions: Who am I?, Am I who I say that I am?, and Am I all that I ought to be? After our meditation, we took part in a feast of homemade sweet potato pie; a family recipe. We sat together as a family in unity, which is what Kwanzaa is all about.