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A Book List for Juneteenth

We hope you enjoy this selection of books for learning about Juneteenth. This observance marks a critical moment in history and books can help guide young children in the conversation about the significance of June 19th and what it means for us today. Do you have a favorite you'd like to share with us? Let us know! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


If any of these books speak to you, consider checking them out from your local library or independent bookstore. If you'd like to provide any of these books to our students, you can gift them from our June Amazon Wish List.


Donations toward our literacy programs are deeply appreciated.


Juneteenth for Mazie

Written and Illustrated by

Floyd Cooper
















Opal Lee and What it Means to Be Free

Written by Alice Faye Duncan

Art by Keturah A. Bobo














The History of Juneteenth

Written and Illustrated by Arlisha Norwood, PhD


















Juneteenth

Written by Drew Nelson & Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Illustrated by Mark Schroder

















All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

Written by Angela Johnson

Illustrated by E.B. Lewis














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