It’s important to educate your children about historical events and cultural milestones. Teaching them about Juneteenth helps them understand this important moment in American history and the struggle African Americans faced—and still do—to achieve freedom and equality. Juneteenth serves as a reminder that the struggle for equality and social justice is ongoing.

Here are 5 colorful and informative children's books about Juneteenth to help your children understand, appreciate and celebrate this special, national holiday. 

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What is Juneteenth?
Kirsti Jewel (Listening Library, 2022)
Shating stories from Juneteenth celebrations, both past and present, this book chronicles the history that led to the creation of this joyous day through 80 black-and-white illustrations and an engaging 16-page photo insert.

Price: $16

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Juneteenth: A Picture Book for Kids Celebrating Black Joy
Van G. Garrett (Versify, 2023)
A young Black child gets to experience the magic of the Juneteenth with a parade and learns the purpose behind the annual commemoration. With lyrics quoted from "Life Every Voice and Sing," it's a celebration of African American history.

Price: $19

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Can We Please Give the Police Department to the Grandmothers?
Junauda Petrus (Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2023)
Based on the viral poem by Coretta Scott King honoree Junauda Petrus, this radically positive future paints a city without precincts as a vibrant and flourishing urban landscape filled with wise and loving grandmothers of all sorts.

Price: $18

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Justice Rising: 12 Amazing Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement
Katheryn Russell-Brown (Viking Books for Young Readers, 2023)
These 12 short biographies honor some of the unsung Black women who were instrumental to the nation's fight for civil rights and the contributions they made in driving the civil rights movement forward.
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Let's Celebrate Juneteenth Board Book
Mudpuppy and Tonya Abari (Mudpuppy, 2023)
It's never too early to start teaching children about Juneteenth! With bright and colorful illustrations, this book for babies and toddlers introduces them to this important national holiday and opens the door to understanding that not everyone was or is free.

Price: $10

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