All Different Now: Juneteenth, The First Day of Freedom, ages 5 to 9
This book tells the story of the very first Juneteenth through the eyes of a young enslaved girl in Texas. She wakes up in the morning a slave, unaware her entire life is about to change. The beautifully illustrated images depict slaves slowly receiving the news and beginning to celebrate that their worlds have been transformed. It’s accompanied by melodic verses, and ends with gorgeous images of the newly freed characters heading home after a long day of celebrations. Important historical information is also included, which can be appropriate for some older readers, along with a glossary of terms.