Written by Kimberly Kendall-Drucker
Illustrated by Hatrice Bayramoglu
The Holly Celebrates series is all about, you guessed it – holidays! But, not just holidays, HOLLY-days! “Holidays are sprinkled through the year loaded with fun and folly. I celebrate each one of them because my name is HOLLY!” It is such a clever play on words! LOVE IT!
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.
The book highlights not only the history of Freedom Day and how it came to be, but it shows how Holly celebrates this HOLLY-day with her family, friends, and community. Read more >>
Originally posted on May 28, 2022.