Book Cover Image of The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States by Alliah L. Agostini

The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States
by Alliah L. Agostini, Illustrated by Sawyer Cloud

    Publication Date: May 03, 2022
    List Price: $18.99
    Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9780760375143
    Imprint: Becker & Mayer
    Publisher: The Quarto Group
    Parent Company: The Quarto Group
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    Hardcover Description:

    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.




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