The Juneteenth story : celebrating the end of slavery in the United States

by Agostini, Alliah L.,

Format: Print Book 2022
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The Juneteenth Story is an illustrated history of Juneteenth for kids, detailing its evolution from the first celebration in 1865 until it became a national holiday in 2021.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In lengthy prose, Agostini's debut sketches a well-contextualized American history of enslaved Black persons, demonstrating that the end of slavery was merely a first step: "Independence Day did not free them. It would take eighty-nine more years until enslaved people, too, would be free." In unlined cartoon-style art that sometimes confusingly mingles past and present, historical characters react to the Emancipation Proclamation and subsequent events as Black characters in contemporary attire discuss the holiday's history. Cloud's images capture the jubilation of the newly free in a spectrum of brown faces, and the disappointment of those same faces when Jim Crow laws take much of what had been gained. A consolidated history subsequently follows Juneteenth through to its 2021 recognition as an official holiday. Back matter includes a timeline of "Emancipation Day," eventually known as Juneteenth, and an author's note. Ages 6--9. (May)"
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Subjects Juneteenth -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Texas -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Holidays -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
African Americans -- Anniversaries, etc.
African Americans -- Texas -- History.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
Publisher Bellevue, WA :becker&mayer! kids,2022
Other Titles Celebrating the end of slavery in the United States
Contributors Cloud, Sawyer, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780760375143
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