• Juneteenth Teaching Resources

    Juneteenth Flag


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  • All Different Now

    by Angela Johnson Year Published:


    Through the eyes of one little girl, All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South.

     (available on Sora and copies ordered for the GW library)

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  • Bread for Words

    by Shana Keller Year Published:

    Bread for Words is a wonderful narrative nonfiction story of how Frederick Douglass learned to read and write during his childhood in the pursuit of his freedom.

    (Available on Sora and copies ordered for the GW library)

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  • Juneteenth

    by Robin Nelson Year Published:

    (Copies ordered for GW library)

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  • Juneteenth

    by RJ Bailey Year Published:

    (Copies ordered for the GW library. Available on Sora in Spanish)

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  • Juneteeth

    by Rachel Grack Year Published:

    (Available on Sora)

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  • Juneteenth Jamboree

    by Carole Boston Weatherford Year Published:

    Follow Cassandra and her family as they move to Texas. It doesn’t quite feel like home until her family throws a surprise for her! A Texas tradition.

    (Copies ordered for the GW library)

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  • Juneteenth For Mazie

    by Floyd Cooper Year Published:

    Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty, freedom, and a great day in American history.

    (Available on Sora and copies ordered for GW library)

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  • La historia del fin de la esclavitud en Texas

    by Maximillian Smith Year Published:

    This accessible volume delves into the American Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the events that led to this special holiday for African Americans and everyone who celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. Carefully chosen photographs reflect this special commemoration, both in the past and today.


    (Available in Spanish on Sora)

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  • The Oldest Student

    by Rita Lorraine Hubbard Year Published:

    Learn about Mary Walker, born a slave, who learned to read at the age of 116 years old!

    (Availlable on Sora and in the GW library)

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  • Video Resources:

    PBS Kids All About the Holidays: Part of the PBS Kids’ “All About Holidays” series, this educational video introduces kids to JuneteenthPBS Holiday Series


    BrainPOP: “Juneteenth:  On June 19, 1865, enslaved people in Texas learned they were free. Juneteenth commemorates the painful history of slavery and celebrates the triumph of freedom BrainPop "Juneteenth"

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