What Is Juneteenth?

Kirsti Jewel, Who Hq, and Manuel Gutierrez

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What Is Juneteenth? by Jewel, Kirsti
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Discover more about Juneteenth, the important holiday that celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the United States.

On June 19, 1865, a group of enslaved men, women, and children in Texas gathered around a Union solder and listened as he read the most remarkable words they would ever hear. They were no longer enslaved: they were free. The inhumane practice of forced labor with no pay was now illegal in all of the United States. This news was cause for celebration, so the group of people jumped in excitement, danced, and wept tears of joy. They did not know it at the time, but their joyous celebration of freedom would become a holiday--Juneteenth--that is observed each year by more and more Americans.

Author Kirsti Jewel shares stories from Juneteenth celebrations, both past and present, and chronicles the history that led to the creation of this joyous day.

With 80 black-and-white illustrations and an engaging 16-page photo insert, readers will be excited to read this latest addition to Who HQ!

Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Published: 04/05/2022
Pages: 112
Weight: 0.3lbs
Size: 7.40h x 5.20w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780593384695
Age: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.4
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 516334 / What Is Juneteenth?


Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 04/29/2022 pg. 1

About the Author
Kirsti Jewel is an educator and writer from New York City. This is her first Who HQ book.