"Freedom hope, and Joy Devine! Juneteenth means it's Freedom Time!" This book features Opal Lee, the Grandmother of Juneteenth as she tells a group of children the story of Juneteenth and how it came to be.
In this particular book of the series, Holly celebrates Juneteenth. "June 19th marks a HOLLY-day when freedom is celebrated." With rhyming text, author Kendall-Drucker explains the history of Juneteenth and how slaves in Texas learned that they were free on June 19, 1865 - years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Juneteenth is the day we remember and celebrate June 19, 1865, when soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced the end of the Civil War, the abolition of slavery, and the emancipation of African Americans throughout the entire United States.