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Come Juneteenth
Come Juneteenth | Ann Rinaldi
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Sis Goose is a beloved member of Luli's family, despite the fact that she was born a slave. But the family is harboring a terrible secret. And when Union soldiers arrive on their Texas plantation to announce that slaves have been declared free for nearly two years, Sis Goose is horrified to learn that the people she called family have lied to her for so long. She runs away--but her newly found freedom has tragic consequences. How could the state of Texas keep the news of the Emancipation Proclamation from reaching slaves? In this riveting Great Episodes historical drama, Ann Rinaldi sheds light on the events that led to the creation of Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom that continues today. "Includes an author's note.""
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crhealey
Come Juneteenth | Ann Rinaldi
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This book is strange & made me very angry. It tries to grapple w/ the choice many white Texans made to not tell their slaves that they had been freed until 1865 (Juneteenth). In creating drama, Rinaldi centers the story on the premise “if only we told the slaves they were free” instead of “if only we didn‘t ascribe to this racist institution” and seemingly unintentionally absolves its white characters of any agency w/ in the story. #soproblematic

crhealey Not sure the character limit or my mental energy can truly capture how much of the Lost Cause ideology and glorification of Southern tradition is present in the book. Even the end, which attempts to demonstrate growth for the characters is inherently racist and problematic as well. 3mo
crhealey And I like Ann Rinaldi‘s other works! I don‘t remember them all being this problematic! #rantover 3mo
Chrissyreadit I think sometimes I need to know these books exist as proof that the crazy rascist way of thinking is alive, well and in many places still being taught. I have had people try to tell me it doesn‘t exist. One of the reasons I stopped Facebook. 3mo
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lover.of.the.classics
Come Juneteenth | Ann Rinaldi
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This book was HORRIBLE! It started out pretty bad, but I kept reading thinking/hoping that it would get better better. But sadly it did not. Every other book that I have read that was written by Ann Rinaldi was GREAT, I guess I was just a little disappointed.

Just_reading This was on my to-read list. I usually love Ann Rinaldi too but I guess even the best authors are allowed some fails! 11mo
lover.of.the.classics @Just_reading It is well written, it‘s not sluggish or boring, but the story is very, very sad. I mean in the end she ends up accidentally killing her best friend, who is also her brothers lover. 11mo
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EchoLogical
Come Juneteenth | Ann Rinaldi
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This was my first substitution of my #litsyAtoZ challenge, #LetterC. ? I really tried to get thru "The Country of Ice Cream Star" and I just couldn't. When I saw "Come Juneteenth" at work, I took it as a sign and threw in the towel. Glad I did, nice easy read.

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