10 Children’s Books To Give Your Kid For Juneteenth

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Juneteenth: Freedom Day, ages 8 to 12

This book is a sort of history book rather than a picture or adventure book. It tells the story of how the celebration of Juneteenth started in Galveston, Texas in 1865 and eventually became a national holiday. The author and her husband, who visited Galveston in person for the big event one year, combine multiple sources from newspaper articles to old black-and-white photos to historical facts to paint the picture of how the honoring of this day spread through the country. It’s part history book, part scrap book of pieces of information and anecdotes that open up the story of Juneteenth celebrations to a national perspective.

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