Celebrate Juneteenth with NCW Libraries.
June 19th is a nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Learn more here.
Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and celebrates their achievements and contributions. Join us in reflecting on the past and present impacts of slavery and systemic racism in our country. Let’s continue our collective and individual learning, consider ways to make impactful change, and plan for a better future.
Here is a book list including print and digital materials for all ages including:
Opal Lee and What it Means to be Free by Alice Faye Duncan
Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison
Stream movies and documentaries through Kanopy including Emancipation Road, a 7-part docuseries.
Listen, read, and watch a wide range of audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels, read alouds, music, and movies for all ages through Hoopla including:
Juneteenth for Mazie (with Read Along) by Floyd Cooper
March by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
High Priestess of Soul by Nina Simone
Listen to or read an ebook or eaudiobook through Libby including:
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson