All Different Now : Juneteenth The First Day of Freedom

Freedom Holiday – Juneteenth



In 1865 members of a family start their day as slaves working in a Texas cotton field and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.

Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis. 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. Since then the observance of June 19 as African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. This stunning picture book includes notes from the author and illustrator a timeline of important dates and a glossary of relevant terms.

Told in Angela Johnson’s signature melodic style and brought to life by E.B. Lewis’s striking paintings “All Different Now “is a joyous portrait of the dawn breaking on the darkest time in our nation’s history. Review:
“The richness of this book’s words and images will inspire readers to learn more about this holiday that never should have been necessary…but was.”–Kirkus Reviews “Kirkus Reviews Starred Review “(publisher)
32 pages Ages 5-9


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