CRRL Kids: Juneteenth

African-American Holidays
African-American Holidays By Winchester, Faith Book - 1996 394.26 Wi Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses special times of the year when African-Americans celebrate, including Black History Month, Mardi Gras, Juneteenth, Harambee, Junkanoo, and Kwanzaa. Part of the Read-and-Discover Ethnic Holidays series

Break Those Chains at Last--African Americans, 1860-1880
Break Those Chains at Last--African Americans, 1860-1880 Noralee Frankel By Frankel, Noralee Book - 1995 973.049 Fr Available in some locations

Annotation:"We thought we'd break those chains at last," sang the slaves, hoping such spirituals would sustain them until the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was gone forever. During the Civil War, blacks served in the Union army and navy (although some fought for the South) and in Union-controlled camps, which harbored fleeing slaves. Not all slaves escaped, but even those who remained with their masters began to imagine a new life. After the war, amendments to the Constitution abolished slavery, granted citizenship to freed people, and gave African-American men the right to vote.

The Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation Would You Do What Lincoln Did? By Landau, Elaine Book - 2008 973.714 La Available in some locations

Annotation:"Examines the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln's decision to write the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery, including the beginning of the Civil War."

Days of Jubilee
Days of Jubilee The End of Slavery in the United States By McKissack, Pat Book - 2003 973.7 Mc Available in some locations

Annotation:Uses slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders, and other documents to chronicle the various stages leading to the emancipation of slaves in the United States.

Free at Last!
Free at Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation By Rappaport, Doreen Book - 2004 973.04 Ra Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the experiences of African Americans in the South, from the Emancipation in 1863 to the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared school segregation illegal.

From Slave to Soldier
From Slave to Soldier Based on A True Civil War Story By Hopkinson, Deborah Book - 2005 FICTION Hop Available in some locations

Annotation:A boy who hates being a slave joins the Union Army to fight for freedom, and proves himself brave and capable of handling a mule team when the need arises. Ready-to-read, level 3.

Juneteenth By Nelson, Robin Book - 2010 394.263 Ne Available in some locations

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

Juneteenth By Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux Book - 2006 394.263 Ne Available in some locations

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

Juneteenth A Day to Celebrate Freedom From Slavery By Leeper, Angela Book - 2004 394.263 Le Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the origins of Juneteenth, early celebrations, and how the holiday is celebrated today.

Juneteenth Freedom Day By Branch, Muriel Miller Book - 1998 394.263 Br Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the origin and present-day celebration of Juneteenth, a holiday marking the day Texan slaves realized they were free.

Juneteenth Jamboree
Juneteenth Jamboree By Weatherford, Carole Boston Book - 1995 FICTION Wea Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Many Thousand Gone
Many Thousand Gone African Americans From Slavery to Freedom By Hamilton, Virginia Book - 1993 973.711 Ha Available in some locations

Annotation:Recounts the journey of Black slaves to freedom via the underground railroad, an extended group of people who helped fugitive slaves in many ways.

Meet Addy
Meet Addy An American Girl By Porter, Connie Rose Book - 1993 FICTION Por Available in some locations

Annotation:One of several books about a young girl who escapes from slavery during the Civil War. Part of the popular "American Girl" series. Includes historical notes. Also available as a downloadable audiobook.

The Road To Freedom
The Road To Freedom A Story Of The Reconstruction By Asim, Jabari Paperback - 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:It is 1865, and freedom is in the air. Ten-year-old Ezra Taplin is living on a North Carolina plantation when Union soldiers arrive to set the slaves free. Ezra and his father, Silas, must deal with their newfound liberty while finding a way to support themselves. After spending time in a Union work camp, they journey to Charleston, South Carolina, where freed slaves are organizing to establish better lives for themselves and their families.

The Underground Railroad for Kids
The Underground Railroad for Kids From Slavery to Freedom With 21 Activities By Carson, Mary Kay Book - 2005 973.711 Ca Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides twenty-one activities that kids can do to learn about the Underground Railroad.

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