Let's celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth

Barbara DeRubertis

Book - 2018

Abolitionists like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth fought for freedom from slavery for all African Americans. They fought with speeches, writings, and even daring rescue missions! Every year on both Emancipation Day and Juneteenth we honor and continue their fight for freedom and equality.

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Series
Holidays & heroes.
Subjects
Published
New York : Kane Press 2018.
Language
English
Physical Description
32 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781635920604
1635920604
9781635920611
1635920612
Main Author
Barbara DeRubertis (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The colorful books in the Holidays & Heroes series present overviews of the origins, history, and current practices associated with specific holidays. There's no cookie-cutter approach here. DeRubertis organizes each book in a way that suits its topic, while writing clearly and using short sentences effectively. Each double-page spread includes several brief paragraphs of text and two or three well-chosen pictures, including portraits, period illustrations, and photos. Emancipation Day & Juneteenth discusses the abolishment of slavery in the U.S., the observance of District of Columbia Emancipation Day, and the spread of Juneteenth celebrations from Texas to 45 other states. An attractive, informative series. Grades 2-5. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

In the 1800s, abolitionists like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth fought for freedom from slavery for all African Americans. They fought with speeches, songs, newspapers, and even with daring rescue missions! Every year on both Emancipation Day and Juneteenth we honor and continue their fight for freedom and equality.Holidays & Heroes brings to life the people whose holidays we celebrate throughout the year. Enriched with colorful historical images, books in this series will engage children in the stories behind our holidays and the people they honor.