#CybilsAwards Backlist Booklist: Happy Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth! We thought, since this is being published on the actual federal holiday, and since the holiday is still fairly new, that we’d do a collection of all the books celebrating Juneteenth specifically, and freedom in general. Enjoy!

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
by Angela Johnson
Simon & Schuster

2014 Fiction Picture Book Nominee

Freedom in Congo Square
by Carole Boston Weatherford
little bee books

2016 Fiction Picture Book Nominee

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March
by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Dial Books

2015 Senior High Nonfiction Nominee

We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song
by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Jump at the Sun

2014 Elementary/Middle Grade Nonfiction Nominee

For Every Little Thing: Poems and Prayers to Celebrate the Day
edited by June Cotner and Nancy Tupper Ling, illustrated by Helen Cann
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

2021 Poetry Nominee

Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History
by Joel Christian Gill
Fulcrum Press

2014 Young Adult Graphic Novels Nominee

Roots and Blues: A Celebration
by Arnold Adoff
Clarion Books

2011 Poetry Nominee