“The Story of Juneteenth” by Steven Otfinoski

Steven Otfinoski has written more than 150 books for young readers. Three of his nonfiction books have been chosen Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. Steve is also a playwright and has his own theater company that brings one-person plays about American history to schools. Steve lives in Connecticut with his wife, who is a teacher. They have two children, two dogs, and a cat.




Read Aloud Tips

  • This book is interactive, use this to keep students engaged and involved throughout reading.

  • Go through the pictures and have students agree upon the next chosen perspective.

  • Build in time for students to respond to the story along the way.

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