Juneteenth Jamboree, ages 6 to 9
With vibrant illustrations, this book is meant to bring about festive feelings about this holiday. It follows a little girl named Cassie, who has just moved back to her hometown of Texas with her family, and is celebrating Juneteenth for the very first time, learning about its significance. The story delivers important factual information set to the background of a lot of family love, and focuses on why the news of the Emancipation Proclamation took two years to make its way to Texas. Its author Carole Boston Weatherford has won numerous awards for her work in several books about Black History.