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All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

Written by Angela Johnson & illustrated by E.B. Lewis
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May 6, 2014
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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.

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Poetic narrative and stirring illustrations commemorate and educate about Juneteenth.

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Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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Who Wrote All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

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Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels <i>The First Part Last</i>, <i>Heaven</i>, and <i>Toning the Sweep</i>. <i>The First Part Last</i> was also the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. She is also the author of the novels <i>Looking for Red</i> and <i>A Certain October</i>. Her books for younger readers include the Coretta Scott King Honor Book <i>When I Am Old with You</i>, illustrated by David Soman; <i>Wind Flyers</i> and <i>I Dream of Trains</i>, both illustrated by Loren Long; and <i>Lottie Paris Lives Here </i>and its sequel <i>Lottie Paris and the Best Place</i>, both illustrated by Scott M. Fischer. Additional picture books include <i>A Sweet Smell of Roses</i>, <i>Just Like Josh Gibson</i>, <i>The Day Ray Got Away</i>, and <i>All Different Now</i>. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio. Visit her at AJohnsonAuthor.com.

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Who Illustrated All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

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E.B. Lewis

E.B. Lewis is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, which was a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and This Little Light of Mine. He received the Caldecott Honor for Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes. E.B. Lewis lives in New Jersey, and you can visit him online at EBLewis.com.

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E.B. Lewis's Book Dedication

Those who forget our past are doomed to repeat it.

Angela Johnson's Book Dedication

For the ones who were never freed.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780689873768
Publication Date:
May 6, 2014
Text Details:
The text of this book is set in Diotima LT Std.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations for this book are rendered in watercolor on 300-pound Arches cold press paper.
Word Count:
288
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2011038273
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1110603991
ASIN/ISBN 10:
068987376X
Lexile® Level:
AD830L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.1
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
166424
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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