Fall 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth

From the Set Celebrating Holidays

Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Readers will discover the history behind the day and find out ways to celebrate on their own. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

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  • Let’s Celebrate!
  • What Was Slavery?
  • You Are Free!
  • Early Juneteenth Celebrations
  • A National Holiday
  • Juneteenth Celebrations
  • A Song Celebrating Juneteenth
  • Poetry Corner
  • Joining in the Spirit of Juneteenth
  • Making a Celebration Flag
  • Making Red Velvet Cake
  • Glossary
  • Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 394.263
Lexile 580L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level P
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503853898, 9781503855076
Copyright 2022, 2022
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of Celebrating Holidays from School Library Journal on November 1, 2021

This series captures the sights and sounds of holidays around the world. Young readers are introduced to new holidays and learn the histories of familiar celebrations. Each title reproduces the excitement with descriptive language and engaging illustrations. Modern-day practices are traced back to their origins and the cultural significance of foods and colors is explained, but the books also convey the sheer joy of time spent with friends and family. Included in the books are recipes, traditional songs, poetry, crafts, and ideas for joining the spirit of the celebration. Back matter includes a glossary with pronunciation, index, and additional resources. VERDICT This beautiful series should be a go-to resource for each holiday season.

Author: Jody Jensen Shaffer

Jody Jensen Shaffer is the author of 24 books of fiction and nonfiction for children. She also publishes poetry, stories, and articles in children's magazines. When she's not writing, Shaffer copy edits for children's publishers. She works from her home in Missouri. Visit Shaffer at http://jodyjensenshaffer.blogspot.com.

Illustrator: Kathleen Petelinsek