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Celebrate Juneteenth

“Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.” —Juneteenth.com

Learn more about Juneteenth with these titles for children and adults.

Books for Youth

Nonfiction

“Juneteenth” by R.J. Bailey
eBook

“Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty” by Tonya Bolden
eBook

“General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind ‘Juneteenth'” by Robert Conner
eBook

“Juneteenth for Mazie” by Floyd Cooper
eBook

“Black History Activators” by Beverly Davis
Video

“Let’s Celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth” by Barbara deRubertis
eBook

“Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction” by Eric Foner
eBook

“Juneteenth” by Rachel Grack
eBook

“All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom” by Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis
eBook

“Juneteenth” by Vaunda Michaeux Nelson
eBook

“Juneteenth” by Angela Leeper and Joanna Ponto
eBook

“The Story Behind Juneteenth” by Jack Reader
eBook

“Juneteenth Jamboree” by Carole Boston Weatherford and Yvonne Buchanan
eBook

Books for Adults

Nonfiction

“The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation” by David Brion Davis
eBook

“Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation” by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven Miller
eBook

“A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation” by David W. Blight
eBook

“The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America” by Edward L. Ayers
eBook

Fiction

“Juneteenth: A Novel” by Ralph Ellison
eBook
Audiobook

Poetry

“Juneteenth” in Femspec, Volume 1 Issue 1
eBook

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