A new national holiday is a rare thing, so when June 19th was commemorated as Juneteenth by Congress last week, it was cause for celebration. Juneteenth, also sometimes known as Jubilee Day, marks the day enslaved people in Texas learned they were free.
Congress declared the holiday on the 15th, which didn’t leave much time to make plans for the newly official holiday. But if there is one thing bookstores can do, quickly and with great enthusiasm, it is create a reading list.
Here are some of the Juneteenth reading suggestions from Indie bookstores:
Juneteenth Reading List from Charis Books & More
Black-Owned Bookstores’ Picks for Juneteenth via Libro.fm
Juneteenth Reading List from One More Page Books
The IndyReads Celebrate Juneteenth List
A Juneteenth Celebration List from Books and Books
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In this issue:
Bookseller Buzz: Nowhere Girl by Cheryl Diamond
Reviews of The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris, The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel, The Tangleroot Palace: Stories by Marjorie Liu, Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury, The Last Fallen Star (A Gifted Clans Novel) by Graci Kim, One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston