JuneteenthBook - 2006
June 19th, 1865, began as another hot day in Texas. African American slaves worked in fields, in barns, and in the homes of the white people who owned them. Then a message arrived. Freedom! Slavery had ended! The Civil War had actually ended in April. It took two months for word to reach Texas. Still the joy of that amazing day has never been forgotten. Every year, people all over the United States come together on June 19th to celebrate the end of slavery. Join in the celebration of Juneteenth, a day to remember and honor freedom for all people.
From Library Staff
For more advanced young readers, this nonfiction book details the events that occured on June 19th, 1865 in Galveston, Texas. Encouraging kids to think critically and empathetically, the author offers a few theories around why it took so long for the message of freedom to get to Texas. Digging a ... Read More »