Juneteenth: Coming Together – Reading Recommendations for Kids

The True Story of the Emancipation Proclamation (What Really Happened?)
Clark, Willow

New York: Power Kids Press, 2013

Full, Full, Full of Love
Cooke, Trish (author)
Howard, Paul (illustrator)

Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2003

Juneteenth for Mazie
Cooper, Floyd

North Mankato, MN: Picture Windows Books, 2015

Steamboat School: Inspired by a True Story
Hopkinson, Deborah (author)
Husband, Ron (illustrator)

Los Angeles: Disney Hyperion, 2016

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
Johnson, Angela (author)
Lewis, E.B (illustrator)

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014

Lola at the Library (Lola Reads)
McGuinn, Anna (author)
Beardshaw, Rosalind (illustrator)

Watertown, MA, 2006

Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History
Myers, Walter Dean (author)
Cooper, Floyd (illustrator)

New York: Harper, 2017

Micheaux Nelson, Vaunda and Nelson, Drew (authors)
Shroder, Mark (illustrator)

Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2006

Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story
Wesley, Valerie (author)
Wilson, Sharon (illustrator)

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997


The Other Side
Woodson, Jacqueline (author)
Lewis, E.B. (illustrator)

New York: Putnam’s, 2001

Not available in the museum library collection, but highly recommended:

Thank You Omu!
Mora, Oge

New York: Little Brown, 2018

My Nana and Me
Smalls, Irene (author)
Johnson, Cathy Ann (illustrator)

Irvine, CA: Xist Publishing, 2015

I Love My Hair
Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia

New York: Little Brown, 2001