Easy-to-read text paired with colorful photos and informative captions introduces readers to a meaningful holiday, Juneteenth. Readers will learn the history of Juneteenth, including slavery in the United States, the American Civil War, and the birth of Juneteenth as a Texas state holiday. Associated symbols such as the color red and the Juneteenth flag are described, as well as traditions including parades and picnics, music and games, and special foods and drinks. This title concludes with a full page explaining the fight for freedom and equality for African Americans in the United States. Features include a table of contents, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 8.75|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.9|
|ATOS Interest Level||LG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||147235|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Juneteenth (Holidays) – Booklist
Presenting information as straightforwardly as possible, this entry in the Holidays series centers around Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery. A variety of festive photographs and a few pieces of period artwork break up the text and reinforce key concepts. In an age overloaded with tertiary holidays, here’s a fine book to help introduce a celebration that warrants a bigger public profile.
Holidays Set 3 – School Library Journal
Brief chapters give readers broad summaries of these holidays–their origin or meaning, how they are celebrated, traditions today, and “important words.” Color photographs with descriptive captions give further explanations, while the texts are presented in simple sentences in a large font.