Juneteenth Reading and Resource List
All Different Now: Juneteenth, The First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson
Hidden Black History: From Juneteenth to Redlining by Amanda Green Jackson
The history of Juneteenth: A History Book for New Readers by Arlisha Norwood, PhD
Juneteenth by R.J. Bailey
Juneteenth by Rachel Grack
Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Drew Nelson
Juneteenth by Julie Murray
Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Juneteenth for Mazie. READ-ALONG BOOKS by Floyd Cooper.
The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States by Alliah L. Agostini
Let’s Celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth by Barbara deRubertis
Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth by Alice Faye Duncan; illustrations by Keturah A. Bobo.
The story of Juneteenth: An Interactive History Adventure by Steven Otfinoski
What is Juneteenth? by Kirsti Jewel
Online Resources for Preschool – 12
Teen/Young Adult Books
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi.
Black History in Its Own Words by Ronald Wimberly
Copper sun by Sharon M. Draper
Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden
Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with Tonya Bolden.
Dream Country by Shannon Gibney
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds; adapted from Stamped from the beginning by and with an introduction from Ibram X. Kendi.
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden.
Online Resources for Teens 12 – 18
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman, and Jake Silverstein
Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans by John Hope Franklin, Alfred A. Moss, Jr.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi.
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
Watermelon & Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations by Nicole A. Taylor
Online Resources for Adults
What is Juneteenth? By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.