Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem

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$17.99  $16.73
Union Square Kids
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10.2 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle is a poet, playwright, and an environmental educator. She was the Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, CA (2015-2017). Her book of poems for young people, The Mellow Yellow Global Umbrella, was published as an e-book and audio book by Lucky Penny Press. She lives in California.

Alex Bostic began his career as a studio artist, working in Los Angeles and New York City. He lives in Mississippi and is an associate professor of art at Mississippi State University.
"The soulful illustrations in a muted palette align seamlessly, portraying events in a dignified, momentous style....These lyrical verses are perfect for reading out loud." -- Booklist, starred review
"A noteworthy tribute to Juneteenth... A profound memorial to the suffering, strength, and stories of Black Americans." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Each stanza is paired with gorgeous and warm artwork that complements the text... a worthy purchase." -- School Library Journal
"This is a book that needs to be on the shelf of every library." -- School Library Connection
"A largely earth-toned color palette distinguishes Bostic's art, which tenderly portrays brown-skinned characters' detailed facial expressions across environments and generations. Together, the creators emphasize the value of freedom embodied by the 'symbolic holiday.'" -- Publishers Weekly
"Sojourner Kincaid Rolle powerfully articulates the history of Juneteenth" -- PBS
"Moving Illustrations by Bostic." --The Boston Globe
"An honorable tribute to the legacy of the Juneteenth holiday.... In this book, illustrations are as powerful as words." -- Parents
"[T]his lyrical book is a perfect read-aloud." -- SheKnows
"Bostic's warm oil painting illustrations are stunning. The entire book is a work of art." -- Book Riot
"Sure to become a new family favorite." -- The Root
"A lyrical ode to the strength of African Americans, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle's poem-turned-book captures the essence of enslaved people who persevered and whose legacies continue today." --Woman's Day