- By Valerie Wilson Wesley Sharon Wilson

Freedom's Gifts

  • Title: Freedom's Gifts
  • Author: Valerie Wilson Wesley Sharon Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780689802690
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Freedom s Gifts Finding power in lessons from the pastJuneteenth the day Texan slaves found out they had been freed two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation is June s favorite holiday Thi

    Finding power in lessons from the pastJuneteenth the day Texan slaves found out they had been freed, two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation is June s favorite holiday This year, though, her cousin Lillie will be there for the Juneteenth picnic That could spoil everything Lillie is used to celebrating the Fourth of July, like everyoneFinding power in lessons from the pastJuneteenth the day Texan slaves found out they had been freed, two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation is June s favorite holiday This year, though, her cousin Lillie will be there for the Juneteenth picnic That could spoil everything Lillie is used to celebrating the Fourth of July, like everyone else, and has no interest in Southern traditions But Aunt Marshall, the girls great great aunt, knows the significance of Juneteenth she was about June s age on June 19th, 1865, when the celebration began in Texas and she just may be able to convince Lillie that Juneteenth is not a dumb old slave holiday, but a part of her heritage, and the first of many of freedom s gifts.

    1 thought on “Freedom's Gifts

    1. Fine, but overly earnest, even didactic, imo. Probably better for classrooms of about 4th-grade than for families with tots. Good for homeschools, too, of course. Definitely fills a gap in libraries.

    2. Summary:Lillie travels to Texas wher she learns about the Juneteenth celebration that marks the end of slavery. When Lillie makes an ignorant statement about slaves and slavery, her cousin June teaches her about the resilience of the slaves.-perserverance and strength-slaves overcoming obstacles

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