Nashville, TN: Tommy Nelson Publishing, 2022. Later printing. Hardcover. Unpaginated. Quarto. [28cm]. Illustrated paper over boards. Illustrated dust jacket. New / New. Item #62412
"Every year, Opal looked forward to the Juneteenth picnic—a drumming, dancing, delicious party. She knew from Granddaddy Zak's stories that Juneteenth celebrated the day the freedom news of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation finally sailed into Texas in 1865—over two years after the president had declared it! But Opal didn't always see freedom in her Texas town. Then one Juneteenth day when Opal was twelve years old, an angry crowd burned down her brand-new home. This wasn't freedom at all. She had to do something!
But could one person’s voice make a difference? Could Opal bring about national recognition of Juneteenth?
Follow Opal Lee as she fights to improve the future by honoring the past." - From the Publisher
Art by NYT Bestselling Illustrator, Keturah A. Bobo.