Friday, June 19, 2020

Book of the Day: Let's Celebrate Juneteenth

Let's Celebrate Emancipation Day and Juneteenth by Barbara Derubertis

From Hoopla: "In the 1800s, abolitionists like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth fought for freedom from slavery for all African Americans. They fought with speeches, songs, newspapers, and even with daring rescue missions! Every year on both Emancipation Day and Juneteenth we honor and continue their fight for freedom and equality. Holidays & Heroes brings to life the people whose holidays we celebrate throughout the year. Enriched with colorful historical images, books in this series will engage children in the stories behind our holidays and the people they honor"

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is recommending a book a day! All Books of the Day are available online. You can get Let's Celebrate Emancipation Day and Juneteenth as an ebook from Hoopla if you have a Beverly Public Library Card. Want a physical book? Now you can reserve books for pickup at the library too -- or check with Copper Dog Books or the Book Shop of Beverly Farms.

Make sure you sign up for Beverly Public Library's Summer Reading program -- it starts on Monday, June 22. There are programs for kids, teens, AND adults!