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Juneteenth: For Kids and Teens

Juneteenth (June 19) commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Browse the resources below or check your Delaware Public Library shelves in the following areas: 394.263; 326, 973.714.

In honor of Juneteenth, Capstone is happy to present Floyd Cooper’s Juneteenth for Mazie as a FREE read-aloud video for kids. Our hope is that you, your students, and even their families, enjoy the story of Mazie as she remembers the struggles and triumphs of her enslaved

Author: Angela Johnson

Illustrator: E.B. Lewis

On June 19, 1865—nearly two years after the Civil War ended—enslaved people in Texas learned they were free. Now, Juneteenth is considered a second Independence Day because it celebrates the day ALL Americans became free!