Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history – the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth. This beautiful story by award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper will captivate both children and adults.
This is my favorite of the Juneteenth books we’ve read so far—I love that it gives some history as well as a look at modern celebrations, and the illustrations are gorgeous!
Floyd Cooper (www.floydcooper.com) always dreamed of becoming an artist, and he has now illustrated dozens of books for children, including <i>Jump! (From the Life of Michael Jordan)</i>, <i>Back of the Bus</i>, and<i> Max and the Tag-Along Moon</i>. He received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in <i>The Blacker the Berry</i> and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in <i>Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea</i> and <i>I Have Heard of a Land</i>.<i> </i>He lives in New Jersey with his family. Follow him on Twitter @floydcooper4.
For the Williams, the Banks, the Perkins, and the Cooper families - the clans that form my tree.