Come Juneteenth

Come Juneteenth by RINALDI ANN
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Sis Goose is a beloved member of Luli's family, despite the fact that she was born a slave .But the family is harbouring a terrible secret. And when Union soldiers arrive on their Texas plantation to announce that slaves have been declared free for nearly two years, Sis Goose is horrified to learn that the people she called family have lied to her for so long .She runs away--but her newly found freedom has tragic consequences How could the state of Texas keep the news of the Emancipation Proclamation from reaching slaves? In this riveting Great Episodes historical drama, Ann Rinaldi sheds light on the events that led to the creation of Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom that continues today .Includes an author's note. AUTHOR Ann Rinaldi is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life. A self-made writer and newspaper columnist for twenty-one years, Ms. Rinaldi attributes her interest in history to her son, who enlisted her to take part in historical reenactments up and down the East Coast SELLING POINTS Also in Hardback 9780152059477 AGES 10 +
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9780152063924
Publication Date:
20 / 11 / 2010

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