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EBOOK: The ABCs of Juneteenth

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"The ABCs of Juneteenth" children's book that explores the alphabet and the history of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, and the book could be a way to introduce young readers to this important part of American history while also teaching them the alphabet. Alternatively, the book could be an educational resource for adults, combining a basic primer on the alphabet with information about Juneteenth and its significance. 

ISBN: 978-1-0881-2646-2


  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / General (see also Religious / Christian / Holidays & Celebrations)
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

Lexile Range: 1010L-1200L (Grade 4-6)

Audience: Juvenile (Child 9-11)

Page count: 28


Author's Biography

Shakeema Funchess is an inspiring author who is making a difference in the lives of young readers. She is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and pre-law. She minored in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Born and raised in bustling cities in New York, Funchess developed a love for writing and storytelling at a young age. After completing her education, Funchess began her career as a writer, focusing on creating stories that would empower and inspire young readers. She drew upon her own experiences as an African American woman to create relatable characters that would help children understand the complexities of the world around them. She is deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in her writing, and her stories often feature characters from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Funchess is known for her dynamic and engaging artistic style, which is both educational and entertaining. Her stories often tackle difficult topics such as racism, discrimination, and prejudice, but always do so with a message of hope and resilience. She is also a dedicated advocate for literacy and education and has worked tirelessly to promote the importance of reading and writing skills among young people. She wants her books to captivate and inspire young readers, and she remains committed to creating stories that promote diversity, kindness, empathy, and understanding.

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