Let's Celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth
From the Series Holidays & Heroes
In the 1800s, abolitionists like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth fought for freedom from slavery for all African Americans. They fought with speeches, songs, newspapers, and even with daring rescue missions! Every year on both Emancipation Day and Juneteenth we honor and continue their fight for freedom and equality.
Holidays & Heroes brings to life the people whose holidays we celebrate throughout the year. Enriched with colorful historical images, books in this series will engage children in the stories behind our holidays and the people they honor.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Subject||Holidays, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||32|
“An attractive, informative series.”—Booklist
“A solid option for introducing the historical context of the holidays.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Barbara deRubertis
Barbara deRubertis recently retired after 31 years of teaching elementary and middle school classes. She has written more than 50 books for children that have been published by Kane Press. Barbara and her husband live in Cashmere, Washington.