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Title:
Juneteenth : a day to celebrate freedom from slavery
Author:
Leeper, Angela.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
What is Juneteenth? -- Early African-American history -- Early Juneteenth celebrations -- Juneteenth becomes a holiday -- Juneteenth today.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.1 0.5 81684.
ISBN:
9780766022065
Format :
Book

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E185.93.T4 L44 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Black History
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Summary

Summary

On June 19, 1865, slaves in Texas were formally notified that they had been emancipated, or given their freedom. This day became an annual holiday known as "Juneteenth," and it is celebrated today with food, fireworks, and community and family parties that commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. In this addition to the Finding Out About Holidays series, author Angela Leeper explores the origins of Juneteenth, early celebrations, and how the holiday is celebrated today. Full-color photographs, a craft project, and Internet addresses describe more about the traditions and practices involved in this interesting holiday. Book jacket.


Author Notes

Angela Leeper divides her time working with educators and creating children's books. She received her master's in Library Science from the University of Rhode Island.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Leeper opens with a vivid description of the festivities that take place during a typical Juneteenth celebration. She explains why the day is commemorated and its origins, and includes a chapter on early African Americans. Short sentences and colorful photographs give just enough information for young readers. Although there is some repetition and unexplained details (the author states a few times that "Everyone drinks red soda pop," without mentioning why), this is a worthwhile resource that introduces a day that deserves more attention.-Tracy Bell, Eastway Elementary School, Durham, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1 What Is Juneteenth?p. 5
2 Early African-American Historyp. 11
3 Early Juneteenth Celebrationsp. 23
4 Juneteenth Becomes a Holidayp. 27
5 Juneteenth Todayp. 31
Juneteenth Projectp. 42
Words to Knowp. 44
Reading Aboutp. 46
Internet Addressesp. 47
Indexp. 48