Barbara deRubertis recently retired after 31 years of teaching elementary and middle school classes. She has written more than 50 books for children that have been published by Kane Press. Barbara and her husband live in Cashmere, Washington.
Read Aloud Tips
Explain new words, terms, or events that may be unfamiliar. This can help deepen understanding.
Take breaks from reading to answer any questions or concerns from students.
Use this book to help foster conversation around Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Packed with information but more engaging than a textbook, this volume, like others in the series (Let’s Celebrate Women’s Equality Day publishes simultaneously), uses an honest yet positive approach to presenting the fight against injustice in U.S. society. A solid option for introducing the historical context of the holidays. – Kirkus Reviews