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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

It is easy to boil down something that happened a long time ago into a simple story that really wasn’t simple at all. Sometimes that happens because time passes and memories fade. Sometimes that happens because the story is complicated to begin with. The ending of slavery in America is complicated in that way. It did not happen all at once like you might think.

Today, June 19th, is Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery. Why this day? On June 19, 1865 Union soldiers arrived in Texas and spread the word that President Lincoln had delivered his Emancipation Procalamation on January 1, 1863…two YEARS earlier. Back in those days, it took news A LOT longer to travel! Plus, in this case, there were people who deliberately kept the news from traveling. Here is the timeline:

1. January 1, 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order made by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. It declared slaves in the Confederacy free. It affected some slaves, but not all of them.

2. June 19, 1865 Freedom Day in Texas – Texas was very remote back then and news traveled slow. It also took a Free at Lastlong time for the Union army to makes its way to Texas. On June 19, a Union General read out loud “General Order No. 3”, announcing the total emancipation of slaves in Texas. The day became known as “Juneteenth” (“June” plus “nineteenth”) and is widely celebrated today in Texas and across the country, as an important day commemorating the freeing of slaves in America.

3. December 6, 1865 The Thirteenth Amendment This amendment to the Constitution completely abolished slavery and involuntary servitude except as the punishment of a crime.

Books:

Abraham Lincoln the Great EmancipatorBen and the Emancipation ProclamationDays of JubileeEmancipation Proclamation Lincoln and the Dawn of LibertyEmancipation ProclamationFifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T. WashingtonFreedom from SlaveryFreedom's Gifts a Juneteenth StoryHope's GiftHow Abraham Lincoln Ended SlaveryJuneteenthJuneteenthJuneteenthJuneteenthJuneteenth JamboreeLift Every Voice and SingThe Story of JuneteenthWhen Were the Slaves First Set Free After the Civil War
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Author Spotlight: Virginia Hamilton

Author Spotlight: Virginia Hamilton


Books by Virginia Hamilton:

M.C. Higgins the GreatThe House of Dies DrearThe People Could Fly

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Author Spotlight: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Author Spotlight: Pam Muñoz Ryan


Books by Pam Muñoz Ryan:

Becoming Naomi LeonEchoEsperanza RisingPaint the WindThe Dreamer

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Coretta Scott King Award

Coretta Scott King Award

march-book-threeThe Coretta Scott King Award is given in January each year to one African American author and one African American illustrator for outstanding books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples.

The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

2017

Author Winner: March: Book Three by John Lewis

Illustrator Winner: Radiant Child: the Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Stevenson

2016
Author Winner: Rita Williams-Garcia for Gone Crazy in Alabama
Illustrator Winner: Bryan Collier for Trombone Shorty

2015
Author Winner: Jacqueline Woodson for Brown Girl Dreaming, eBook, eAudio, CD
Illustrator Winner: Christopher Myers for radiant-childFirebird

2014
Author Winner
Rita Williams-Garcia for P.S. Be Eleven
Illustrator Winner: Bryan Collier for Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me

2013
Author Winner
Andrea Davis Pinkney for Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
Illustrator WinnerBryan Collier for I, Too, Am America

2012
Author
Kadir Nelson for Heart and Soul
Illustrator: Shane Evans for Underground

2011
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia for Once Crazy Summer
Illustrator: Bryan Collier for Dave the Potter

2010
Author: Vaunda Nelson for Bad News for Outlaws
Illustrator:Charles R. Smith Jr. for My People

2009
Author: Kadir Nelson for We Are the Ship
Illustrator: Floyd Cooper for The Blacker the Berry

2008
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis for Elijah of Buxton
Illustrator: Ashley Bryan for Let it Shine

2007
Author: Sharon Draper for  Copper Sun
Illustrator:Kadir Nelson for Moses

2006
Author: Julius Lester for Day of Tears
Illustrator:Bryan Collierfor Rosa

2005
Author: Toni Morrison for Remember
Illustrator:Kadir Nelson for Ellington Was Not a Street

2004
Author: Angela Johnson for The First Part Last
Illustrator: Ashley Bryan for Beautiful Blackbird

2003
Author: Nikki Grimes for Bronx Masquerade
Illustrator:E.B. Lewis for Talkin’ About Bessie The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

2002
Author: Mildred Taylor for The Land
Illustrator: Jerry  Pinkneyfor Goin’ Someplace Special

2001
Author: Jacqueline Woodson for Miracle’s Boys
Illustrator: Bryan Collier for Uptown

2000
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis for Bud, Not Buddy
Illustrator:Brian Pinkney for In the Time of the Drums

1999
Author: Angela Johnson for Heaven
Illustrator:Michele Wood for I See the Rhythm

1998
Author: Sharon Draper for Forged by Fire
Illustrator:Javaka Steptoe for In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall

1997
Author: Walter Dean Myers for Slam!
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney for Minty

1996
Author: Virginia Hamilton for Her Stories
Illustrator:Tom Feelings for The Middle Passage

1995
Author: Patricia McKissack for Christmas in the Big House
Illustrator:James Ransome for The Creation

1994
Author: Angela Johnson for Toning the Sweep
Illustrator: Tom Feelingsfor Soul Looks Back in Wonder

1993
Author: Patricia McKissack for The Dark Thirty
Illustrator:Kathleen Atkins Wilson for The Origin of Life on Earth

1992
Author: Walter Dean Myers for Now is Your Time
Illustrator: Faith Ringgold for Tar Beach

1991
Author: Mildred Taylor for The Road to Memphis
Illustrator:Leo and Diane Dillon for Aida

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Author Spotlight: Brian & Andrea Davis Pinkney

Author Spotlight: Brian & Andrea Davis Pinkney


Books:

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