Juneteenth

R. J. Bailey

Book - 2017

You will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday.

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Series
Bullfrog books. Holidays.
Subjects
Published
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bullfrog Books [2017]
Language
English
Physical Description
24 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9781620313534
1620313537
Main Author
R. J. Bailey (author)
  • What is Juneteenth?
  • Symbols of Juneteenth.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2—Using a controlled vocabulary in an appealing format, these books begin by defining the holidays and explaining their history and significance. They give examples of how they are celebrated and commemorated, such as private and public religious observations, public ceremonies, family celebrations, community and public service projects, and special meals and parties. Each spread contains a few brief sentences and photos of children and families engaging in holiday rituals or drawings of historic events and people. A picture glossary provides definitions. VERDICT Suitable for read-alouds and independent reading, this set will help early primary students learn about the deep historic and cultural roots of our commemorative holidays. A first purchase.. Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Introduces the holiday of Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery, and describes how African Americans celebrate it.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In Juneteenth, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday.A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Juneteenth, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Juneteenth online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Juneteenth also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.Juneteenth is part of Jump!’s Holidays series.