All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

by Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis

Through the eyes of one little girl, All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South. Since then, the observance of June 19 as African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. This stunning picture book includes notes from the author and illustrator, a timeline of important dates, and a glossary of relevant terms. Told in Angela Johnson’s signature melodic style and brought to life by E.B. Lewis’s striking paintings, All Different Now is a joyous portrait of the dawn breaking on the darkest time in our nation’s history.

 

Lesson Plans

 

Listen to Mary Nolin, Connections Program Manager, reading
"All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom."

 

For questions or ideas for your learners, please contact Mary Nolin at mnolin@nhhumanities.org.