This week the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approved legislation to commemorate Juneteenth, the national remembrance of the end of slavery in the United States, as a federal holiday. President Biden signed the bill into law on June 17.
We encourage you to use the resources below to learn more about Juneteenth and how to have conversations with your children about the issues surrounding this important holiday:
- How and Why to Discuss Juneteenth with Your Children (Washington Post)
- Kids’ Books to Celebrate Juneteenth (NYPL)
- A Brief History of Juneteenth (Democracy and Me, Cincinnati Public Radio)
- Juneteenth Facts & Worksheets (Kidskonnect.com)