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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

More Black History

June 19th is Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery. Why this day? On June 19, 1865 Union soldiers arrived in Texas and spread the word that President Lincoln had delivered his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863…two YEARS earlier. Back in those days, it took news A LOT longer to travel! Plus, in this case, there were people who deliberately kept the news from traveling. Here is the timeline:

1. January 1, 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order made by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. It declared slaves in the Confederacy free. It affected some slaves, but not all of them.

2. June 19, 1865 Freedom Day in Texas – Texas was very remote back then and news traveled slow. It also took a long time for the Union army to makes its way to Texas. On June 19, a Union General read out loud “General Order No. 3”, announcing the total emancipation of slaves in Texas. The day became known as “Juneteenth” (“June” plus “nineteenth”) and is widely celebrated today in Texas and across the country, as an important day commemorating the freeing of slaves in America.

3. December 6, 1865 The Thirteenth Amendment This amendment to the Constitution completely abolished slavery and involuntary servitude except as the punishment of a crime.


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Holidays

Holidays

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Choose a topic below to see books, articles & websites to do research and help you find diverse books.

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Holiday Booklists:

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National Chocolate Day!

National Chocolate Day!

More Holidays

How the Cookie Crumbled

Just about everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! Is it the cookie? Or the chocolate? That answer depends on who you ask. But who was the genius who thought up the delicious combination in the first place? Evidence points to Ruth Wakefield, a chef who started a restaurant and invented this beloved dessert. How the Cookie Crumbled isn’t so much the story of Ruth’s life, although that is part of it. It is really the biography of one nearly perfect cookie!

October 28th is National Chocolate Day, just in time for trick-or-treating and cookie baking! Here are all kind of mysteries and adventures featuring chocolately deliciousness and some non-fiction books to learn where chocolate actually comes from and who has developed the best recipes for this universally loved treat.

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Stories:

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe Candymakers and the Great Chocolate ChaseThe Candy Factory MysteryThis Book Is Not Good For YouThe Whizz Pop Chocolate ShopChocolate FeverThe Chocolate TouchMax and Maddy and the Chocolate Money MysteryClara the Chocolate FairyCam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge MysteryChocolate DreamsThe Chocolate RoseTheo Stilton and the Chocolate SabotageMy Chocolate YearThe Chocolate PhantomThe Chocolate-Covered Contest

Non-Fiction:

The Mars FamilyBlue Frog the Legend of ChocolateHoly MoleThe Sweet Story of Hot ChocolateFrom Cocoa Bean to ChocolateChoc Full of ChocolateChocolate a Sweet HistoryA Chocolate BarBeans to ChocolateInside Charlie's Chocolate FactoryCandy BomberMilton Hershey More Than ChocolateWho Was Milton HersheyMilton HersheyMilton Hershey 2The Chocolate Chip Cookie Queen

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