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What is Juneteenth?  Cover Image Book Book

What is Juneteenth? / by Kirsti Jewel ; illustrated by Manuel Guiterrez.

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  • ISBN: 9780593384701
  • ISBN: 0593384709
  • ISBN: 9780593384695
  • ISBN: 0593384695
  • Physical Description: 108 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Formatted Contents Note:
What is Juneteenth? -- Centuries of slavery -- Fighting for freedom! -- Newly freed -- Early celebrations -- Claiming space -- Juneteenth's migration -- A revival, 1968 -- Celebrations today -- Jubilee in 2020 -- Officially Juneteenth -- Timelines.
Summary, etc.:
"On June 19, 1865, a group of enslaved men, women, and children in Texas gathered around a Union soldier and listened as he read the most remarkable words they would ever hear. They were no longer enslaved: they were free. The inhumane practice of forced labor with no pay was now illegal in all of the United States. This news was cause for celebration, so the group of people jumped in excitement, danced, and wept tears of joy. They did not know it at the time, but their joyous celebration of freedom would become a holiday--Juneteenth--that is observed each year by more and more Americans"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Penguin Workshop
Subject: Juneteenth > Juvenile literature.
Slaves > Emancipation > Texas > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Anniversaries, etc. > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Social life and customs > Juvenile literature.
Slaves > Emancipation > United States > Juvenile literature.

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