*/
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
⮜ More Featured Titles

Juneteenth Reading List (Kids)

Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in the United States on June 19, 1865. Learn about the history of Juneteenth with these youth titles.

Juneteenth by Kevin P Winn

"The Racial Justice in America: Histories series explores moments and eras in America's history that have been ignored or misrepresented in education due to racial bias. Juneteenth explores the history around the celebration in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, as well as activities created by Wing. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities"--

28 days : moments in Black history that changed the world by Charles R Smith

"A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history"--

Juneteenth by Emily Dolbear

"Learn the basics about Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, and how the holiday celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the United States"--

Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Learn about how freedom came to the slaves in June 1865.

All different now : Juneteenth, the first day of freedom by Angela Johnson

In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.

The story of Juneteenth : an interactive history adventure by Steven Otfinoski

"In You Choose format, explores the history of Juneteenth Day, including the Emancipation Proclamation, the post-Civil War South, and efforts to end racism"--

The ABCs of Black history by Rio Cortez

"B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak,creativity and joy. It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments--G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures--H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It's an ABC book like no other, and a story ofhope and love. In addition to rhyming text, the book includes back matter with information on the events, places, and people mentioned in the poem, from Mae Jemison to W. E. B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer to Sam Cooke, and the Little Rock Nine to DJ Kool Herc"--

Juneteenth by Rachel A Koestler-Grack

"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Juneteenth. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

Little legends : exceptional men in black history by Vashti Harrison

Profiles thirty-five prominent men in African American history, including James Armistead Lafayette, Thurgood Marshall, Alvin Ailey, and Leland Melvin.

Juneteenth by Lisa A Crayton

"Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Across the country, people observe the day with speeches, poetry readings, festivals, picnics, street fairs, and family reunions. It is a day for people to come together andcontinue working toward equality. Readers will discover how a shared holiday can have multiple traditions and be celebrated in all sorts of ways"--

Juneteenth : jubilee for freedom by June Preszler

"Describes the history and meaning of Juneteenth and how it is celebrated today"--Provided by publisher

Juneteenth by Robin Nelson

Examines the history of Juneteenth and describes some of the ways the holiday is celebrated.

The story behind Juneteenth by Jack Reader

"Juneteenth, which is celebrated each year on June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Interestingly, this holiday began in 1865--more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. News spread much slower back then, and when slaves in Texas finally learned of their freedom, the holiday was born. In this book, readers are given an in-depth look at the history of Juneteenth, including the events leading up to its creation. Readers will love learning abouthow this important moment in U.S. history is celebrated each year"--

Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper

Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.

Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi

Fourteen-year-old Luli and her family face tragedy after failing to tell their slaves that President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made them free.

Juneteenth jamboree by Carole Boston Weatherford

Cassandra and her family have moved to her parents' hometown in Texas, but it doesn't feel like home to Cassandra until she experiences Juneteenth, a Texas tradition celebrating the end of slavery.

Little leaders : bold women in black history by Vashti Harrison

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations, bringing to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash

Hidden Black history : from Juneteenth to redlining by Amanda Jackson Green

"From Juneteenth to the Tulsa Race Massacre, many important moments in Black American history have not been taught in schools or covered in the media. Discover these events and how they are remembered in the Black community today"--

The history of Juneteenth by Maximilian Smith

The ABCs of Black history by Rio Cortez

"B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak,creativity and joy. It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments--G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures--H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It's an ABC book like no other, and a story ofhope and love. In addition to rhyming text, the book includes back matter with information on the events, places, and people mentioned in the poem, from Mae Jemison to W. E. B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer to Sam Cooke, and the Little Rock Nine to DJ Kool Herc"--

Black heroes: 51 inspiring people from ancient Africa to modern-day U.S.A.: a black history book for kids by Arlisha Norwood

Take an exciting journey through Black history with dozens of inspiring biographies for kids. From the queens and pharaohs of ancient Egypt to modern-day scientists, athletes, and journalists, discover the lives of black leaders and role models throughout history. Black Heroes: a Black History Book for Kids is packed with 51 brief and engaging biographies of inspiring figures from Africa, the United States, and around the world. Learn about how these outstanding individuals followed their passion, created lasting change, and paved the way for generations of future leaders
⮜ More Featured Titles
National Medal Recipient of the National Medal, the nation's highest honor for libraries.