Juneteenth Jamboree
Juneteenth Jamboree

Juneteenth Jamboree

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford & illustrated by Yvonne Buchanan
6 - 9
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Oct 1, 1995
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A young girl, who has just moved to her parents’ hometown, realizes that she has come home after the African American emancipation celebration of Juneteenth. It’s a fine day in June. Cassandra’s family has just moved from the city back to her parents’ hometown in Texas. Cassie likes her new house, and her new school is okay, but Texas doesn’t quite feel like home yet.What Cassie doesn’t know is that her family has a surprise for her - a Texas tradition. As she helps prepare red velvet cake, fried chicken, and piles of other dishes, she wonders what makes June 19th so important. It isn’t until Cassie and her family arrive downtown that she discovers what the commotion is about. And, in the process, she realizes that she and her family have indeed come home.With text and illustrations as warm as a summer day, author Carole Boston Weatherford and artist Yvonne Buchanan bring the African American emancipation celebration of Juneteenth to life for children. Readers of all ages will delight in this declaration of freedom and homecoming.

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Book Details

Publication Date
October 1, 1995
Lee & Low Books
Page Count
Reading Age
6 - 9 years
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Lexile® Level
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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