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.
- 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
- Learn More
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8|
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.