Title: In 2021, June 19 became a federal holiday as President Biden formally acknowledged Juneteenth in the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. This day has been celebrated by the Black community since the 1800s�why did it take so long to become a national holiday? And what exactly does it celebrate? Readers learn the history of Juneteenth, from its connection to the Emancipation Proclamation to modern observances, including an activity they can do themselves. As the main content highlights a holiday that is new to many Americans, this is an essential read for kids, teachers, and parents alike.
Celebrating Our Holidays