What is Juneteenth?
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What is Juneteenth?

By Jewel, Kirsti, author.
Gutierrez, Manuel (Illustrator), 1975- illustrator.

Genre Juvenile works.

Audience Youth 0-15 years

Published [2022] by Penguin Workshop, New York

ISBN 9780593384695

Bib Id 2503816

Description pages ; cm

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LCCN
2021-048986
ISBN
9780593384695 (paperback) $6.00
0593384695
9780593384701 (library binding) $16.00
0593384709
Call #
J 394.26 J
Title
What is Juneteenth?
Publication Information
[2022] by Penguin Workshop, New York :
Description
pages ; cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
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
"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"--
Audience
Ages 8-12
Genre/Form
Juvenile works

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