Juneteenth For Mazie, ages 6 to 9
This book comes from award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper who received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in several other important books on Black History. Appropriate for kids ages six to nine, it follows the story of little Mazie who is fed up with having her parents tell her she can’t do certain things. She sits down with her dad and learns all about the significance of June 19th, and slowly comes to understand the real meaning of freedom and the importance of the day. It’s a gentle and positive depiction of this historical event that’s appropriate for young readers.