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Juneteenth Jamboree

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Cassandra and her family have moved to her parents' hometown in Texas, but it doesn't feel like home to Cassandra until she experiences Juneteenth, a Texas tradition celebrating the end of slavery.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Lee & Low Books (first published 1995)
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Hana Sm.
Feb 20, 2014 Hana Sm. rated it really liked it
This book actually has 29 pages, I don't know why the database has it listed with 25 pages. The story is about a girl named Cassandra ("Cassie") whose family has just moved to Texas. One hot day she wakes up to find her parents jumping around the kitchen, dancing & fixing fancy food. Cassie that the 4th of July is weeks away & it's no one's birthday, so she wonders what the celebration is about.

This book has a lot descriptive words & you see a lot of detail in the pictures. I like h
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Matthew
Jun 19, 2015 Matthew rated it really liked it
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Another great book about Juneteenth, a holiday I become increasingly more aware of all the time. Oddly enough, I happened to read this on Juneteenth, a fact I didn't connect in my head until after I finished the book. This is an older Juneteenth text for me, and it reflects the idea that Juneteenth is bigger in Texas than elsewhere, though I believe that since this was written that has begun to change. Good read for today, but also a good book for the rest of the year to raise awareness of the ...more
Amber Pangburn
Oct 02, 2011 Amber Pangburn rated it it was ok
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This is a story about an African family that lived in Texas. They celebrated the freedom of the empancipation every June. I would use this book to explain how Texas got emancipated later than all the other states.
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Carole Boston Weatherford is a children's book author and poet who "mines the past for family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles." A number of Weatherford's books tell the stories of African-American historical figures such as Harriet Tubman, Jesse Owens, and Billie Holiday. Other books recount historical events such as the Greensboro Sit-ins and the bombing of the Sixteenth ...more
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