Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. While the Emancipation Proclamation, effective January 1, 1863, legally freed enslaved African Americans in Confederate states, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, that some of the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were informed by Union Army General Gordon Granger. 

Recommended reading from Allison Hill, Executive Director of the American Bookseller's Association:

“It's not often that ABA recommends a specific title but On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed (Liverirght) is extraordinary and timely. Gordon-Reed's perspective as a Black woman, a Texan, and a Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian informs this history of Juneteenth that will deepen every reader's understanding of the significance of Juneteenth as well as racism in America. Gordon-Reed shares her own personal stories and history throughout the book in a beautifully woven and powerful narrative.”

We've included Allison's recommendation in the following curated list of Juneteenth inspired books. 

On Juneteenth Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631498831
Availability: Not on our shelves. Usually arrives at The Bookworm in 4-7 days from distributor/publisher.
Published: Liveright - May 4th, 2021

Juneteenth for Mazie Cover Image
By Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781684463640
Availability: Out of stock with distributor/publisher and backordered. Availability dates vary by title and may change.
Published: Capstone Editions - March 1st, 2021

Juneteenth Jamboree Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781600602481
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Lee & Low Books - October 1st, 1995

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom Cover Image
By Angela Johnson, E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689873768
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

The Story of Juneteenth: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History) Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781491418048
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Capstone Press - January 1st, 2015

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541581203
Availability: Out of stock with distributor/publisher and backordered. Availability dates vary by title and may change.
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 2nd, 2021

The Burning (Young Readers Edition): Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 Cover Image
By Tim Madigan, Hilary Beard (Adapted by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250787699
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 11th, 2021

The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250800725
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 11th, 2021

Angel of Greenwood Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250768476
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 12th, 2021

Magic City: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063073227
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Harper Perennial - May 4th, 2021

Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679732761
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
Availability: Not on our shelves. Usually arrives at The Bookworm in 4-7 days from distributor/publisher.
Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524760854
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Convergent Books - May 15th, 2018

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525559559
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Penguin Books - April 7th, 2020

Dear Martin Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525560562
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345514400
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509684
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: One World - October 20th, 2020

The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399590610
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: One World - November 17th, 2020

Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

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