Come Juneteenth
ISBN: 0152063927
EAN13: 9780152063924
Language: English
Pages: 246
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 4.00" W
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Graphia Books
Book Overview
How could the state of Texas keep the news of the Emancipation Proclamation from reaching slaves? In this riveting historical drama, Rinaldi sheds light on the events that led to the creation of Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom that continues today.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover For as long as Luli can remember, the Confederate states have been at war with the Union. But the fighting has always been far from the Texas plantation where Luli lives with her pa and ma, her brothers, and her almost sister, Ruth, whom everyone calls Sis Goose. Sis Goose was born into slavery, but has been raised as a member of the family. Or so it seems. When President Lincoln issues his Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery, Luli s family, like hundreds of other Texas slave owners, decides to keep the news a secret. Not even Sis Goose is told that she s free. Then, two years later, one day in June, Union soldiers arrive. And the secret that was so closely guarded threatens to tear the family apart. Historical novelist Ann Rinaldi paints the story of one family s awakening to the true meaning of freedom and explores the events that led up to the creation of Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom that continues today.