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A Juneteenth Poem

By Sojourner Kincaid Rolle (Author), Alex Bostic (Illustrator)

Price$17.99

Format Hardcover Picture Book

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Free at Last

A Juneteenth Poem

by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Alex Bostic

$17.99

Hardcover

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OVERVIEW
This lyrical celebration of Juneteenth, deeply rooted in Black American history, spans centuries and reverberates loudly and proudly today.

After 300 years of forced bondage;
hands bound, descendants of Africa
picked up their souls—all that they owned—
leaving shackles where they fell on the ground,
headed for the nearest resting place to be found.

Deeply emotional, evocative free verse by poet and activist Sojourner Kincaid Rolle traces the solemnity and celebration of Juneteenth from its 1865 origins in Galveston, Texas to contemporary observances all over the United States. This is an ode to the strength of Black Americans and a call to remember and honor a holiday whose importance reverberates far beyond the borders of Texas.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Sojourner Kincaid Rolle is a poet, playwright, and an environmental educator. She was the Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, CA (2015-2017). Her book of poems for young people, The Mellow Yellow Global Umbrella, was published as an e-book and audio book by Lucky Penny Press. She lives in California.

Alex Bostic began his career as a studio artist, working in Los Angeles and New York City. He lives in Mississippi and is an associate professor of art at Mississippi State University.
 

Pub Date: 5/3/2022

ISBN: 9781454943747

Price: $17.99 / $26.99 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 10 x 10 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 4 to 8

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books