Juneteenth Jamboree

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Lee & Low Books, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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.

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Another great book about Juneteenth, a holiday I become increasingly more aware of all the time. Oddly enough, I happened to read this on Juneteenth, a fact I didn't connect in my head until after I ... Read full review

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This is a story about an African family that lived in Texas. They celebrated the freedom of the empancipation every June. I would use this book to explain how Texas got emancipated later than all the other states. Read full review


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Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of several acclaimed poetry collections and poetic biographies, including Sugar Hill and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, and the NAACP Image Award. She teaches at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Buchanan is the award-winning illustrator of several works for children.

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