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On My Own Holidays
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June 19th, 1865, began as another hot day in Texas. African American slaves worked in fields, in barns, and in the homes of the white people who owned them. Then a message arrived. Freedom! Slavery had ended! The Civil War had actually ended in April. It took two months for word to reach Texas. Still the joy of that amazing day has never been forgotten. Every year, people all over the United States come together on June 19th to celebrate the end of slavery. Join in the celebration of Juneteenth, a day to remember and honor freedom for all people.

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Hardback Editions

February 2005 : USA Library Binding

Title: Juneteenth (On My Own Holidays)
Author(s): Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Drew Nelson
ISBN: 1-57505-876-6 / 978-1-57505-876-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Millbrook Pr
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Juneteenth (On My Own Holidays)
Author(s): Mark Schroder, Drew Nelson
ISBN: 0-8225-5974-9 / 978-0-8225-5974-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
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2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Juneteenth On My Own Holidays
Author(s): Vaunda Michaeu and Drew Nelson
ISBN: 0-8225-7876-X / 978-0-8225-7876-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Book Fairs Edition/First Avenue
Availability: Amazon