Book review: Come Juneteenth, by Ann Rinaldi

Rinaldi, Ann. Come Juneteenth. Harcourt, 2007. $17.00. ISBN 978-0-15-205947-7. 233 p. Gr. 5 – 7. P6Q7

rinaldi-come-juneteenthLuli lives with her Mom, Pa, brother, and a girl named Sis Goose.  Sis Goose is a great friend to Luli.  Sis Goose is told she is still a slave two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.  Luli’s family keeps it a secret from her as does the rest of Texas keep the news from their slave population.  One day soldiers arrive and tell Sis Goose she is free and this almost tears apart their family.

The reviewer didn’t find this a very interesting book because of the lack of action.  She also didn’t like the inclusion of some foul language.

September 2016 review by student: A. P.



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