Stories to share with your community on Juneteenth and beyond

On June 19, 1865 in Galveston, TX, enslaved African Americans were finally informed of their freedom, despite the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation two years prior. Juneteenth is also referred to as “Freedom Day”, “Emancipation Day”, and “Juneteenth Independence Day.” The first celebrations of Juneteenth were about honoring former enslaved people. Today celebrations of Juneteenth consist of gathering with family, BBQs, parades, festivals, beauty contests, and other celebratory events to remember the lives of their enslaved ancestors.

For those who would like to learn more, we recommend reading “Juneteenth: The Growth of an African-American Holiday” and “So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?

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Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

These books for kids and teens sensitively deal with tough topics and big emotions. Perfect for SEL units, these stories normalize mental health issues, promote the importance of self-care, and provide more resources for young readers who are struggling to process big emotions like anger, sadness, anxiety, and loss. Share these stories with young readers to let them know they are not alone.

Find books for Mental Health Awareness Month here →

Celebrate Earth Day with these Environmental books!

Celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with these books! Keep reading to discover an entire collection of books that will inspire your young readers to become environmentally conscious.


Board Books

Picture Books

Middle Grade

YA

View our full collection of environmental books here →

Watch our Winter 2021 School & Library Preview, featuring author Katherine Applegate!

Discover your next favorite book with the MacKids School & Library Winter 2021 Preview! Hear from our team as they present some of our wonderful upcoming titles, including picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles!

Plus, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate joins us to reveal the cover of her new middle grade novel WILLODEEN (available in September 2021!)

Timestamps:
2:35
– Picture Books
16:20 – Middle Grade Books
33:36 – Katherine Applegate reveals the cover of WILLODEEN!
42:50 – Young Adult Books