Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth marks the day that the last slaves were officially emancipated in the United States. Beginning as a smaller holiday throughout Texas, Juneteenth is now celebrated throughout the country on June 19th. The following nonfiction and fiction titles share stories of emancipation and celebration!

Children's Books

Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
Juneteenth by 1973- Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Adult Books

On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed