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What is Juneteenth?  Cover Image Book Book

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

Record details

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

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
African Americans > Social life and customs > Juvenile literature.
Slaves > Emancipation > United States > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 16 of 22 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe.


  • 0 current holds with 22 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe NEW J 394.26 JEW (Text) 34026150720873 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

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