Freedom's Gifts: A Juneteenth Story
Freedom's Gifts: A Juneteenth Story
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Freedom's Gifts: A Juneteenth Story

Written by Valerie Wesley & illustrated by Sharon Wilson
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8 - 12
Reading age
32
Page count
83
Words per page
580L
Lexile measure
Apr 1, 1997
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Finding power in lessons from the pastJuneteenth – the day Texan slaves found out they had been freed, two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation – is June’s favorite holiday. This year, though, her cousin Lillie will be there for the Juneteenth picnic. That could spoil everything. Lillie is used to celebrating the Fourth of July, like everyone else, and has no interest in Southern traditions. But Aunt Marshall, the girls’ great-great-aunt, knows the significance of Juneteenth – she was about June’s age on June 19th, 1865, when the celebration began in Texas – and she just may be able to convince Lillie that Juneteenth is not a dumb old slave holiday, but a part of her heritage, and the first of many of freedom’s gifts.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780689802690
    Publication Date
    April 1, 1997
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    83
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    96024614
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    34894434
    Lexile® Level
    580L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    21160
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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