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Juneteenth for Mazie
Juneteenth for Mazie
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Juneteenth for Mazie

by Floyd Cooper
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history. The day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth.

PublisherCapstone Editions
BrandCapstone Editions
Age Level3-5 Years
Reading LevelGrades 1-2
GenreRealistic Fiction
Trim Size5 1/2 x 7 1/4
Page Count30
Board Book



National Parenting Publications

2015 National Parenting Publication Awards, GOLD

September 1, 2015

Children's Book Council and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

February 1, 2016

Pennsylvania Library Association, Youth Services Division

2015-2016 Carolyn W. Field Award Honors

March 1, 2016

ForeWord Reviews

2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist

March 1, 2016

ForeWord Reviews

2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner - Gold

March 1, 2016

Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education

2016 Best Children's Book of the Year Mazie is frustrated by her lack of freedom until Dad teaches her about her ancestors. Large oil wash illustrations.

March 1, 2016

Nautilus Award

2015 Nautilus Awards, Silver

May 1, 2016

Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper

Award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper was the illustrator of over 90 childrens books. He received the Coretta Scott King Honor Award three times and the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration in 2009 for The Blacker the Berry. From the Land of Milk and Honey was nominated for a 2013 NAACP IMAGE AWARD for literature, and These Hands was awarded the 2012 Sankei Award in Japan for outstanding illustration. Floyd traveled extensively, sharing his talents in schools and conferences across America. He lived in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Velma, and two sons, Dayton and Kai. Sadly, Floyd passed away in 2021.

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