Versify Juneteenth
Versify Juneteenth


By Van G. Garrett


Publication Date: May 2, 2023

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

A lyrical picture book about our newest national holiday, Juneteenth follows the annual celebration in Galveston, Texas—the birthplace of Juneteenth—through the eyes of a child coming to understand their place in Black American history in a story from three Texan creators.

A young Black child experiences the magic of the Juneteenth parade for the first time with their family as they come to understand the purpose of the party that happens every year—and why they celebrate their African American history!The poetic text includes selected lyrics from “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the unofficial Black National Anthem, and the vibrant art illuminates the beauty of this moment of Black joy celebrated across the nation. This vibrant adventure through the city streets invites young readers to make a joyful noise about freedom for all.

About the Author

Van G. Garrett is an acclaimed poet and author of debut picture book Kicks.Reginald C. Adams is a Houston-based public artist and lead artist for Absolute Equality, the Juneteenth mural in Galveston, Texas.Samson Bimbo Adenugba is a Houston-based painter-illustrator from Nigeria and key team member on Absolute Equality.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Versify

Publication Date: May 2, 2023

ISBN: 9780358574323

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