There is some excellent Juneteenth literature for adults, but what about the kids? Here are some great books to introduce the holiday’s stories and traditions to the youngest readers, from the New York Public Library:
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson, art by E.B. Lewis
This story, written in free-verse poetry, begins with one Texas family learning about their freedom, leaving the sweltering cotton fields, and going to celebrate with a whole community on a cool beach at night. Bonus points for beautiful watercolor illustrations and extra historical information at the end.
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