Celebrate Freedom on Juneteenth

By Kat La Mantia | May 11 2023 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllBlog

Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in the United States on June 19, 1865. This Juneteenth, celebrate freedom via Black authors and trailblazers whose work continues to shape our culture, celebrates liberation, and acknowledges the ongoing work towards freedom and equality, still necessary over 150 years later.

More Juneteenth Titles

Jayylen's Juneteenth Surprise
This inspiring Little Golden Book tells the story of one young boy's first experience celebrating Juneteenth.
$5.99 US
May 02, 2023
6-5/8 x 8
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

The Night Before Freedom
A Juneteenth Story
This moving picture book tells the story of Juneteenth with all the care and reverence such a holiday deserves. The rhyming text and stunning illustrations will teach children about this historic day in history.
$18.99 US
May 02, 2023
9 x 11
40 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Lift Every Voice
A Celebration of Black Lives
“When we lift every voice, we forge a deep and enduring connection to the past—and carve a tunnel of hope to a brighter future for us all.” -Oprah Winfrey “This book, above all else, is a reminder of where we have been and the debt we owe to those who came before. These Americans have not passed the torch, but are clasping it with us, urging us to continue the work alongside them,”-Nikole Hannah-Jones More than 50 elders share their remarkable experiences of being Black in America in a collection of powerful photographs and interviews
$40.00 US
Apr 26, 2022
8 x 9
256 Pages
Hearst Home

Truth's Table
Black Women's Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation
The beloved Truth's Table podcast hosts deliver all-new essays and stories of the lived theology and spirituality we need to hear in order to lean into a more freeing, loving, and liberating faith.
$26.00 US
Apr 26, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
320 Pages
Convergent Books

What Is Juneteenth?
Discover more about Juneteenth, the important holiday that celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the United States.
$7.99 US
Apr 05, 2022
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

A Flag for Juneteenth
Expert quilter Kim Taylor shares a unique and powerful story of the celebration of the first Juneteenth, from the perspective of a young girl.
$18.99 US
Jan 03, 2023
10 x 10
40 Pages
Neal Porter Books
Age 4-8 years

Four Hundred Souls
A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A "choral history" of African Americans covering 400 years of history in the voices of 90 writers, edited by the bestselling, National Book Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi and award-winning historian Keisha N. Blain.
$20.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
5-3/16 x 8
528 Pages
One World

The Antiracist Deck
100 Meaningful Conversations on Power, Equity, and Justice
Engage, learn, and inspire with this deck of 100 conversation starters from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby, Stamped from the Beginning, and more.
$22.00 US
Apr 12, 2022
5-1/2 x 3-1/2
100 Pages
One World

I am Harriet Tubman
Now in paperback, here is the story of Harriet Tubman's pivotal role in the fight against slavery, part of the New York Times bestselling biography series about heroes, for ages 5 to 9.
$9.99 US
Mar 28, 2023
7-1/2 x 7-1/2
40 Pages
Rocky Pond Books
Age 5-9 years

And We Rise
The Civil Rights Movement in Poems
*"A powerful, necessary book." SLJ, starred reviewYou’ve heard the names Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but what about the many other people—and events—that turned moments of injustice into a movement for change?
$19.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
160 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 12 and up

The 1619 Project
A New Origin Story
A dramatic expansion of one of the definitive journalistic events ofrecent years: The 1619 Project, The New York Times Magazine'saward-winning reframing of the American founding and itscontemporary echoes, placing slavery and resistance at the center of the American story.
$38.00 US
Nov 16, 2021
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
624 Pages
One World

The Black History Book
Big Ideas Simply Explained
Discover the rich and complex history of the peoples of Africa, and the struggles and triumphs of Black cultures and communities around the world.
$27.99 US
Nov 23, 2021
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
336 Pages

Black Boy Joy
17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood
Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors--including Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia! "Pick up Black Boy Joy for a heavy dose of happiness."—Booklist, starred review
$17.99 US
Aug 03, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
320 Pages
Delacorte Press
Age 9-12 years

I Am Every Good Thing
An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
$18.99 US
Sep 01, 2020
8-1/2 x 11
32 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books
Age 3-7 years

The Origins of Our Discontents
Oprah's Book Club Pick! The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth Of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.
$32.00 US
Aug 04, 2020
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
544 Pages
Random House

The Underground Railroad
A Novel
Here is the Pulitzer Prize-winning, National Book Award-winning, Oprah-anointed, #1 New York Times bestselling novel that explores America's troubled racial past as only Colson Whitehead can--and has become an instant classic.
$16.95 US
Jan 30, 2018
5-3/16 x 8
336 Pages

Timelines from Black History
Leaders, Legends, Legacies
Amazing visual timelines take readers through the people and the issues that have shaped Black history
$19.99 US
Jan 19, 2021
9-13/16 x 11-7/8
96 Pages
DK Children
Age 9-12 years

Bedtime Bonnet
This joyous and loving celebration of family is the first-ever picture book to highlight Black nighttime hair traditions--and is perfect for every little girl who knows what it's like to lose her bonnet just before bedtime.
$18.99 US
Apr 07, 2020
10 x 10
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Well-Read Black Girl
Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.
$20.00 US
Oct 30, 2018
5-1/2 x 7-1/4
272 Pages
Ballantine Books

The Fire Next Time
A stirring, intimate reflection on the nature of race and American nationhood that is a catalyst for change in a time of turmoil
$22.00 US
Jul 06, 2021
4-11/16 x 7-1/4
112 Pages
Modern Library