Juneteenth for Mazie - Floyd Cooper,

On the eve of Juneteenth, when young Mazie grows tired of always being told no, her father gently embraces the moment to talk with her about history, family, and the holiday’s importance. He explains the significance of June 19, 1865, the date soldiers finally arrived in Galveston, TX, to announce the end of the Civil War and slavery. Floyd Cooper’s rich oil paintings and thoughtful, simple language convey an arc of history that moves from the declaration through 150 years of civil rights struggle, culminating in the inauguration of Barack Obama. Juneteenth for Mazie (Capstone, $15.95) is a nuanced and informative introduction, appropriate for very young readers and a potential entry point for deeper historical discussions with older elementary readers. Ages 4-9. Amy Dickinson

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By Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781623701703
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - January 1st, 2015