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Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem (HC) (2022)

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This lyrical celebration of Juneteenth, deeply rooted in Black American history, spans centuries and reverberates loudly and proudly today.

 

After 300 years of forced bondage;
hands bound, descendants of Africa
picked up their souls--all that they owned--
leaving shackles where they fell on the ground,
headed for the nearest resting place to be found.

 

Deeply emotional, evocative free verse by poet and activist Sojourner Kincaid Rolle traces the solemnity and celebration of Juneteenth from its 1865 origins in Galveston, Texas to contemporary observances all over the United States. This is an ode to the strength of Black Americans and a call to remember and honor a holiday whose importance reverberates far beyond the borders of Texas.

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Author:
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle
Illustrator:
Alex Bostic
ISBN 10:
1454943742
Pages:
32
Publisher:
Union Square Kids
Publication Date:
May 24, 2022
Binding:
Hardcover
Age Group:
Children (0 - 8)
Grade Range:
P-3