by Crayton, Lisa A.,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 394.263 C85
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 394.263 C85
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 394.263 CRA 2021
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  J 394.263 CRA 2021
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Across the country, people observe the day with speeches, poetry readings, festivals, picnics, street fairs, and family reunions. It is a day for people to come together and continue working toward equality. Readers will discover how a shared holiday can have multiple traditions and be celebrated in all sorts of ways.
All free
A day to cheer
Family time
Community fun
Learn together

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Though somewhat staid, Crayton's introduction to Juneteenth will have a place in many holiday collections. It begins with the idea that the U.S. is a better country because of its racial diversity. Crayton then describes Juneteenth as "a day to celebrate Black Americans" and freedom, providing a quick history of how slavery didn't truly end in the U.S. until June 19, 1865. Many pictures of smiling Black families and individuals are shown watching and participating in parades, family reunions, cookouts, Civil War reenactments, and more, as the text highlights how Black history and culture are integral to Juneteenth celebrations. Connections are also drawn between the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and the freedom won by all Black Americans on Juneteenth. Part of the Traditions and Celebrations series (9 titles)."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Traditions and celebrations (Pebble (Firm))
Subjects Juneteenth -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Texas -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Anniversaries, etc.
African Americans -- History -- Texas.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
Publisher North Mankato, Minnesota :Pebble, a Capstone imprint,2021
Audience Ages 6-8
Grades K-1
Language English
Notes "Pebble Explore" -- Back cover.
Description 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781663903488
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