The Real History of Juneteenth
From the Series Left Out of History (Read Woke ™ Books)
Juneteenth is the celebration of the day enslaved people in Texas were told they were freed—two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Explore Juneteenth’s little-told history, from the first Jubilee to the making of a national holiday.
Have you ever considered what’s missing from history books? In Left Out of History, explore the misunderstood and underexamined past in this engaging series. Compelling photographs and primary sources help bring previously buried history to light.
Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Read Woke ™ Books|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF026080, JNF025270, JNF018010|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents|
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Left Out of History Have you ever considered what’s missing from the history books? What isn’t mentioned regarding major events and massive turning points in the past? Find out just that in the Left Out of History series where the underexamined and misunderstood are explored. This series View →