Who Is The ‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’ Opal Lee?

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Lee Wrote a Children’s Book About Juneteenth

In 2019, Lee published a children’s book about Juneteenth, Juneteenth: A Children’s Story Book. With the book, Lee wanted to break down the day’s significance so that teachers could use the book as a tool in the classroom. The book was updated this year with new illustrations and a special section dedicated to teachers and parents.

“I want all people, young and old, to know what Juneteenth is and understand its significance,” she said in a statement. “It’s never too early to teach children about our country’s history, about our mission of unity, and about the importance of celebrating freedom. I hope my revised book can be a useful tool when it comes to teaching all our young people about the challenges of our past, and give hope for the future.”



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