It’s time to celebrate Juneteenth! Officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth, which is observed annually on June 19th, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The library has a variety of books about Juneteenth for kids and adults, and here is a brief list of titles for your family’s reading pleasure.
- “All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom” written by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Earl B. Lewis (call number E JOHNSON)
- “Juneteenth for Mazie” written and illustrated by Floyd Cooper. (call number E COOPER)
- “The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States” written by Alliah L. Agostini, illustrated by Sawyer Cloud. (call number E394.263 AGOSTIN)
- “On Juneteenth” by Annette Gordon-Reed. (call number 394.263 GORDONR)
- “Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth” written by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo. (call number EB-LEE DUNCAN)
- “Watermelon & Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations” by National Geographic Kids. (call number 641.5929 TAYLOR)
New at the Library
- “Companion Piece” by Ali Smith.
- “Every Cloak Rolled in Blood” by James Lee Burke.
- “Flint and Mirror” by John Crowley.
- “English Paper Piecing Workshop: 18 EPP Projects for Beginners and Beyond” by Jenny Jackson.
- “So Help Me Golf: Why We Love the Game” by Rick Reilly.
- “Winslow Homer: American Passage” by William R. Cross.
- “Duck, Duck, Dad?” written and illustrated by Lorna Scobie.
- “Let the Monster Out” by Chad Lucas.
- “Washed Ashore: Making Art from Ocean Plastic” by Kelly Crull.
This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District collection. Find more in our catalog, or call (360) 906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings.
Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries
You can email Jan at email@example.com.