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 Real history of Juneteenth (Left Out Of History)
 Author: Smith, Elliott

 Publisher:  Lerner (2023)

 Dewey: 394.263
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., ill. (chiefly col.), 23 cm

 BTSB No: 827185 ISBN: 9781728475837
 Ages: 9-14 Grades: 4-9

 African Americans -- Texas -- History
 Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States
 African Americans -- Anniversaries, etc

Price: $25.38

Juneteenth is the celebration of the day enslaved people in Texas were told they were freed. This book explores Juneteenth's little-told history, from the first Jubilee to the making of a national holiday.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 520364

   School Library Journal (04/01/23)
   Booklist (01/01/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2023 Books in the Left Out of History series (6 titles) introduce topics from America’s past, while emphasizing the experiences, viewpoints, and contributions of those marginalized by others during the period. A typical double-page spread offers two or three short paragraphs of information accompanied by two photos, reproduced in color. Spray-painted page backgrounds and borders detract slightly from the text and the well-chosen illustrations. Juneteenth traces the history of the celebrations that began in Texas after the Civil War, following public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation. It includes the event’s growing recognition and status as a federal holiday. Published under Lerner’s Read Woke banner, these books will broaden library history collections by adding information and perspectives that more traditional volumes may have ignored. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 04/01/2023 Gr 4–8—These titles take a famous event from history and highlight figures often overlooked in other accounts. Readers will learn about immigrants processed through Angel Island, enslaved people who helped build the White House, and how the Transcontinental Railroad affected Native peoples like the Cheyenne. The Thanksgiving title includes information about Tisquantum, while the Juneteenth book offers ideas on how to celebrate the holiday. Captioned images, time lines, a glossary, and source notes provide additional support for readers. All "Read Woke" books include a caution to think critically about the images, questions to help readers reflect on and connect to the information, and a suggested reading list. VERDICT A strong series that provides a fuller representation of historical events. - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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