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Book Title: Juneteenth (On My Own Holidays)|
The author of the book: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 14.53 MB
Edition: First Avenue Editions
Date of issue: February 28th 2006
ISBN 13: 9780822559740
Read full description of the books Juneteenth (On My Own Holidays):'Juneteenth' by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Drew Nelson tells the dramatic story of the slaves being freed in Texas, finally, on June 19th, 1865; two and a half years after Lincoln's historic Emancipation Proclamation.
History is shared, for children 6 - 12. The authors and the artist approach the subject with all due drama, yet they are sensitive to young audiences. The historic day is covered as it unfolded, and people's reactions are shared. Then slowly and carefully just enough of the history of slavery is revealed for young people to understand the true significance of Juneteenth. The book concludes with a few notes on the Juneteenth celebrations that continue to this day.
This is a great read for families and children's programs. It gives the opportunity for year around programs to break Black History out the month of February and for us all to realize that African American history is a part of our overall history every month of the year.
Read information about the authorVaunda Micheaux Nelson loves bringing books and children together and feels lucky to have two careers that foster this. The children's librarian and author says, "It was destined from the day I was born. My mother found my name in a novel she was reading."
Vaunda's first book, Always Gramma, was selected by the Children's Book Council as a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Mayfield Crossing won the Georgia Children's Book in 1995, and Beyond Mayfield received a 1999 Parents' Choice Gold Award. Almost to Freedom, her most recent title, received a Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration in 2004. In addition, Vaunda's poetry has been published in Cricket and Cicada magazines.
Vaunda has been a teacher, newspaper reporter, bookseller, school librarian, and twice a member of the Newbery Award Committee. She holds master's degrees from The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, Vermont, and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Science. Her memberships include the SCBWI, the American Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children. The Pennsylvania native is currently the young adult librarian at a public library in New Mexico, where she lives with her husband, Drew, and two cats.
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