Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history — the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth. This beautiful story by award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper will captivate both children and adults.
Why we like it: Learn about Juneteenth along with Mazie. What a special day for her and her family! This sweet story is a tale of freedom for all young people. The illustrations are purposefully blurry which accentuates the dream-like quality of the text. This book will make readers feel nostalgic and hopeful.