7 Books for Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth (June + nineteenth), also termed Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day is the observance of June 19, 1865 — the day that enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free. This now official U.S. federal holiday has a rich, deep history. While the earliest recorded celebrations first took place in 1866 and have grown over the decades, families are looking for new ways to honor and celebrate Freedom Day. For families with young children, books can be a great start for important conversations about understanding the history and traditions of Juneteenth.

Here are seven books to have on your shelves for Jubilee Day.