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They built me for freedom : the story of Juneteenth and Houston's Emancipation Park  Cover Image Book Book

They built me for freedom : the story of Juneteenth and Houston's Emancipation Park / written by Tonya Duncan Ellis ; illustrated by Jenin Mohammed.

Ellis, Tonya Duncan, (author.). Mohammed, Jenin, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063286054
  • ISBN: 006328605X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2024]

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Summary, etc.:
Bringing to life the 150-year story of Emancipation Park in Houston, Texas, and the origins of Juneteenth, this moving picture book, with lyrical text and vibrant artwork, is an ode to the struggle, triumph, courage and joy of Black America.
Subject: Juneteenth > Juvenile literature.
Parks > Texas > Houston > Juvenile literature.
Enslaved persons > Emancipation > Texas > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Texas > History > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Social life and customs > Juvenile literature.
Houston (Tex.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Enslaved persons > Emancipation.
African Americans > Texas.
African Americans > Social life and customs.
Picture books.
Houston (Tex.) > History.
Genre: Creative nonfiction.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 6 of 8 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe NEW J 394.26 ELL (Text) 34026155506319 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -


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