Juneteenth: Jubilee for Freedom by June Preszler, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Juneteenth: Jubilee for Freedom

Juneteenth: Jubilee for Freedom

by June Preszler
     
 
Describes the history and meaning of the holiday known as Juneteenth, and how it is celebrated today.

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Describes the history and meaning of the holiday known as Juneteenth, and how it is celebrated today.

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Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
This new holiday is celebrated on June 19th to commemorate the freeing of slaves. It is marked by family gatherings, parades, barbecues, and music. "Red stands for the blood that people shed as slaves." Capsules show further facts, such as "People combined ‘June' and ‘nineteenth' to create the name Juneteenth." Although Texas was the last state to hear that slavery was over, it was the first to declare the date a state holiday. Directions are given for making a paper chain printed with words about freedom. Clear photographs, large print, simple vocabulary, and red chapter titles invite readers into the text. There is a table of contents, glossary with pronunciation guide, lists for further reading, Web sites, and an index. Part of the "First Facts" series and "Holidays and Culture" extension, this is a good resource for libraries for children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736863964
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Holidays and Culture Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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