Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | May 5, 2015

    Leonard Mlodinow: IMG The Fragility of Grand Discoveries



    When I was in graduate school at Berkeley I was offered a prestigious fellowship to study for a year in Germany, but I decided it would be a... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

Come Juneteenth (Great Episodes)

Come Juneteenth (Great Episodes) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

For as long as Luli can remember, the Confederate states have been at war with the Union. But the fighting has always been far from the Texas plantation where Luli lives with her pa and ma, her brothers, and her "almost" sister, Ruth, whom everyone calls Sis Goose. Sis Goose was born into slavery, but has been raised as a member of the family. Or so it seems.

When President Lincoln issues his Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery, Lulis family, like hundreds of other Texas slave owners, decides to keep the news a secret. Not even Sis Goose is told that shes free. Then, two years later, one day in June, Union soldiers arrive. And the secret that was so closely guarded threatens to tear the family apart.

Historical novelist Ann Rinaldi paints the story of one familys awakening to the true meaning of freedom and explores the events that led up to the creation of Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom that continues today.

Synopsis:

Tragedy strikes a Texas family when they fail to tell their slaves that they have been freed by Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

Synopsis:

Sis Goose is a beloved member of Luli's family, despite the fact that she was born a slave. But the family is harboring 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.
and#160;
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.

About the Author

ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for her ability to bring history vividly to life. She lives in central New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152059477
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Family - General
Author:
Rinaldi, Ann
Subject:
History
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Family
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Texas History 1846-1950.
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Great Episodes
Publication Date:
20090504
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.82 lb
Age Level:
09-12

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 19th Century

Come Juneteenth (Great Episodes)
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 256 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152059477 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Tragedy strikes a Texas family when they fail to tell their slaves that they have been freed by Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
"Synopsis" by ,
Sis Goose is a beloved member of Luli's family, despite the fact that she was born a slave. But the family is harboring 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.
and#160;
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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.