5 Children's Books About Juneteenth That You Can Buy Now
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We're all familiar with the Fourth of July, a holiday that commemorates the nation's independence, but Juneteenth celebrates another significant piece of American history that isn't taught as widely in schools or even recognized in all 50 states. Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day — is a holiday that is celebrated on June 19. It commemorates the day when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, TX, on June 19, 1865, with news that enslaved people were free.
If you're looking for ways to reflect on and celebrate Juneteenth with your kids, books that tell the story of Juneteenth are a great place to start. These five books are intended for kids between the ages of 5 and 12.