BTG: Educational Resources

Available from our friends at Sno-Isle Libraries

Books for Children: PreSchool – 6th Grade

Juneteenth for Mazie, Floyd Cooper

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the first day of freedom, Angela Johnson

Juneteenth, Kevin P. Winn

Juneteenth, Lisa A. Crayton

Juneteenth, R.J. Bailey

Juneteenth, Emily J. Dolbear

The Juneteenth Story:  Celebrating the end of slavery in the United States, Alliah L. Agostini

Free at Last: a Juneteenth poem, Sojourner Kincaid-Rolle

Opal Lee and  What it Means to be Free; the true story of the grandmother of Juneteenth, Alice Faye Duncan

Books For Teens:

Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden

Adult Level Books

Juneteenth: The Story Behind the Celebration, Edward Cotham

On Juneteenth, Annette Gordon-Reed

Juneteenth: a Novel, Ralph Ellison

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow, Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Four hundred Souls: a Community History of African America, 1619 – 2019, Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain

Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations, Nicole Taylor

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”, Zora Neale Hurston

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A. Blackmon

On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, DeRay Mckesson

You Don’t Know Us Negroes: and Other Essays, Zora Neale Hurston

Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi

Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, William Caleb McDaniel

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson

The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song, Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, Nikole Hannah-Jones & The New York Times

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the making of American Capitalism, Edward E. Baptist

Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives, Darcy Eveleigh, Dana Canedy, Damien Cave, Rachel L. Swarns

The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology, Kianner Alexander et al., (limited print availability)