The Juneteenth Cookbook: Recipes and Activities for Kids and Families to Celebrate
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About the Author
Buffalo, NY native Alliah L. Agostini writes to spread joy, truth, and to illuminate the breadth of childhood experiences. Alliah is the award-winning author of a number of books for young readers including: The Juneteenth Story, BIG TUNE, Oprah Winfrey: A Little Golden Book Biography, A Juneteenth Celebration Cookbook, and more. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children, and has an A.B. and an M.B.A. from Harvard.
Taffy Elrod is a professional chef, cooking instructor, recipe developer, food writer, and former restaurant owner with over 20 years experience in the food industry. Chef Elrod's background in food for health informs her cooking and teaching. Making food and cooking accessible to everyone and empowering others to cook the food that matters most to them inspires Chef Elrod's work daily and brings her joy. She's known for her homestyle soups and baked goods that utilize seasonal produce and pantry items in unique and delicious ways, and for pairing professional knowledge with fun and flavor wherever she cooks.
Chef Elrod is a Culinary Instructor at the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center in Troy, NY, a freelance recipe developer, and food writer. Her work has been featured on TheSpruceEats.com and in Plate magazine and The Washington Post. Taffy lives in New York's Capital District with her husband, Pizza Man, along with their cat, Kit Kat. Connect with her at cheftaffyelrod.com and on social media at @cheftaffyelrod.
Sawyer Cloud loves sunny days and music. Children's books she has illustrated include Jade Braves the Dark, Dear Mama's Loving Arms, Our Favourite Things, Earthbred, and Under the Mango Tree. If not drawing, she would be singing out loud in her room wearing her favorite fairy costume, and sharing the moment with her online friends. She lives in Madagascar with her family and two pets, Arya the dog and Potter the cat. Her dream is to travel and share her stories with the world.
"Agostini shares historical facts as an easy-to-read journey."--PBS Kids, in praise of The Juneteenth Story
"A well-contextualized American history of enslaved Black persons"
--Publishers Weekly, in praise of The Juneteenth Story
"A beautifully illustrated [introduction] to the history of Juneteenth and the evolution of the holiday."--Nikki DeMarco, Book Riot, in praise of The Juneteenth Story
"An important look at Juneteenth history, made accessible for young readers."--Kirkus Reviews, in praise of The Juneteenth Story
"...connects dots between the Civil War, civil rights and today."--The Bookseller, in praise of The Juneteenth Story