Juneteenth - Freedom Day: June 19th

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All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom Cover Image
By Angela Johnson, E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689873768
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis.

Through the eyes of one little girl, All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South.


Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Kim Holt (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593434789
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

Some call it Freedom Day; some call it Emancipation Day; some call it Juneteenth. Learn more about this important holiday that celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the United States in this Step 3 History Reader.


Juneteenth Jamboree Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781600602481
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Published: Lee & Low Books - October 1st, 1995

A young girl, who has just moved to her parents' hometown, realizes that she has come home after the African American emancipation celebration of Juneteenth.

It's a fine day in June. Cassandra's family has just moved from the city back to her parents' hometown in Texas. Cassie likes her new house, and her new school is okay, but Texas doesn't quite feel like home yet.


What Is Juneteenth? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Kirsti Jewel, Who HQ, Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593384695
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 5th, 2022

Discover more about Juneteenth, the important holiday that celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the United States.


Juneteenth for Mazie Cover Image
By Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781479558209
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Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2016

Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history. The day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth.


Juneteenth for Mazie Cover Image
By Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623701703
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Capstone Young Readers - January 1st, 2015

Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history. The day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth.


Freewater Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316056618
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

Debut author Amina Luqman-Dawson pens a lyrical, accessible historical middle-grade novel about two enslaved children’s escape from a plantation and the many ways they find freedom.

Under the cover of night, twelve-year-old Homer flees Southerland Plantation with his little sister Ada, unwillingly leaving their beloved mother behind.


The People Remember Cover Image
By Ibi Zoboi, Loveis Wise (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062915641
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 28th, 2021

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut picture book—a tour de force that uses the principles of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans. This lyrical, powerful tribute is sumptuously illustrated by New Yorker artist and rising star Loveis Wise.


Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History Cover Image
By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419748752
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

A proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors

Your story begins in Africa. 
Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you.


The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States Cover Image
By Alliah L. Agostini, Sawyer Cloud (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780760375143
Availability: Backordered - Subject to Publisher Availability
Published: becker&mayer! kids - May 3rd, 2022

With colorful illustrations and a timeline, this introductory history of Juneteenth for kids details the evolution of the holiday commemorating the date the enslaved people of Texas first learned of their freedom​.

On June 19, 1865—more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation—the enslaved people of Texas first learned o