Cassie's family have just moved to Texas. On June 19th, Cassie helps prepare red velvet cake, fried chicken and other special dishes, all the while wondering what makes this day so special. When Cassie and her family go downtown, she experiences the warmth of a special celebration and a feeling of belonging, as she learns all about the holiday that celebrates the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. Readers of all ages will delight in this declaration of freedom and homecoming.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
Published by Lee & Low Books