Juneteenth Jamboree

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Lee & Low Books
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7.98 X 9.92 X 0.14 inches | 0.27 pounds

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About the Author

Carole Boston Weatherford is a poet and writer of numerous children's books, including Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, Dear Mrs. Rosenwald, The Sound That Jazz Makes, and Lee & Low's Jazz Baby and Juneteenth Jamboree. She is a contributing poet to In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall, also published by Lee & Low Books. Weatherford was an NAACP Image Award finalist for her book The Sound That Jazz Makes. She lives in High Point, North Carolina, with her husband and their children.

Yvonne Buchanan is a versatile artist whose political illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. She also created the award-winning animated children's video, Follow the Drinking Gourd: The Story of the Underground Railroad. Buchanan lives in Syracuse, New York.


"Weatherford does an excellent job of explaining what this holiday is, and what it means to African Americans. Buchanan's. . . illustrations add a joyous and celebratory touch. . . A wonderful way to introduce this unique holiday." -- School Library Journal

"Festive and full of mirth, [Buchanan's] fluid, motion-packed lines put a visible spring in her characters' steps, and her palette is as summery as lemonade and blue skies." -- Publishers Weekly

"With its lively text and warm illustrations, Juneteenth Jamboree provides a useful opportunity to introduce children to a holiday they may know less about, and to talk about why it took more than two years for the Emancipation Proclamation to be enforced in Texas." -- Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

"This touching story's factual information is enlivened with unforced family warmth and bustle. The festive mood carries over to the bouncy watercolor illustrations." -- Parenting Magazine