Review: COME JUNETEENTH by Ann Rinaldi

Becky’s Book Reviews reviewed Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

Secrets. Lies. Lives torn apart. Not by the Freedom War, the War Between the States, the Civil War. But by lies told during those years by masters to their slaves. Come Juneteenth is set in Texas in 1865. Texas slaveholders–like our heroine’s father–were able to keep Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation secret. For two years. Out of necessity? Out of greed? Out of fear? Out of hate or anger? Perhaps we’ll never know all the reasons.

Read the full review.

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