Juneteenth jamboree

by Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

Format: Print Book 1995
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Location Collection Status
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Picture Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
Collection  Picture Books
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile New Books  IN TRANSIT
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile New Books 
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Starring a likable girl named Cassandra, Weatherford's debut introduces readers to Juneteenth, which commemorates the events of June 19, 1865. On that day Texas slaves learned about their emancipation-an astonishing two and a half years after Lincoln signed the proclamation. Cassandra, newly moved to Texas, doesn't know about the holiday-her parents and other relatives are cooking, dancing and dressing up a storm, all the while telling her to expect a surprise (the only hint is that it's a Texas tradition). She is duly astonished by the rousing Juneteenth celebration, with its shows, parade, crafts and cheerful spectators. Although wordy, the enthusiastic text allows readers to discover-and celebrate-the holiday along with Cassandra. But the larger treat is newcomer Buchanan's loose pen-and-ink and watercolor art. Festive and full of mirth, her fluid, motion-packed lines put a visible spring in her characters' steps, and her palette is as summery as lemonade and blue skies. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Juneteenth -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Juneteenth -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Texas -- Juvenile fiction.
Texas -- Fiction.
Picture books for children.
Publisher New York :Lee & Low Books,1995
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Buchanan, Yvonne, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781880000182
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