Juneteenth: A Picture Book for Kids Celebrating Black Joy

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A lyrical picture book about our newest national holiday, Juneteenth follows the annual celebration in Galveston, Texas--birthplace of Juneteenth--through the eyes of a boy coming to understand his place in Black American history in a story from three Texan creators.

A young Black child experiences the magic of the Juneteenth parade for the first time with their family as they come to understand the purpose of the party that happens every year--and why they celebrate their African American history!

The poetic text includes selected lyrics from "Lift Every Voice and Sing," the unofficial Black National Anthem, and the vibrant art illuminates the beauty of this moment of Black joy, celebrated across the nation. This vibrant adventure through the city streets invites young readers to make a joyful noise about freedom for all.

Author: Van G. Garrett
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Versify
Published: 05/02/2023
Pages: 40
Weight: 0.8lbs
Size: 8.53h x 11.05w x 0.38d
ISBN: 9780358574323
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.6
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 521138 / Juneteenth

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2023
School Library Journal 04/21/2023 pg. 1
Publishers Weekly 05/22/2023

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