Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free
The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth
by Alice Faye Duncan
Do you know the story of Juneteenth? Do you work with or have children? This book tells an important and inspiring story and I highly recommend that you share it with kids that you know.
First off, what was Juneteenth? It was the date upon which some in Texas learned about Emancipation. Was this found out in a timely manner? Read this story of the holiday to find out.
Opal Lee can and should be an inspiration to all of us. From childhood, she had awareness and a desire to work for what was right.
This beautifully illustrated story tells Opal Lee’s biography and the history of the holiday in a way that kids can understand. Share this one with someone…or many someones…and then talk about it and our country’s history and hopes. It might be a very important conversation.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.