Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States

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 of their freedom. That day became a day of remembrance and celebration that changed and grew from year to year.

Learn about the events that led to emancipation and why it took so long for the enslaved people in Texas to hear the news. The first Juneteenth began as "Jubilee Day," where families celebrated and learned of their new rights as citizens. As Black Texans moved to other parts of the country, they brought their traditions along with them, and Juneteenth continued to grow and develop.

Today, Juneteenth's powerful spirit has endured through the centuries to become an official holiday in the United States in 2021. The Juneteenth Story provides an accessible introduction for kids to learn about this important American holiday.

Winner of the 2022 the Black Kid Lit Award for Best Historical title

Target age group 6-9
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    • ISBN-13
      9780760375143
    • Weight
      0.85 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      0760375143
    • Item #
      64904
  • Category
    Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Age Group
    6 to 8 yrs
  • Grade Level
    K-2
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Theme 1
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Theme 2
    Holidays & Celebrations
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    United States - Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • Author
    Agostini, Alliah L
  • Lexile Level
    1090 NC
  • Dewey
    394.263
  • Publisher
    Chronicle Books LLC (Hachette)
  • Publication Date
    5/3/2022
  • Pages
    32
  • Dimensions
    0.4 H x 11.2 L x 8.6 W
  • Case Qty
    23

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