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THEY BUILT ME FOR FREEDOM The Story of Juneteenth and Houston's Emancipation Park

by | Read by Aaron Goodson

Children Ages 4-6 • 10 mins. • Unabridged • © 2024

Narrator Aaron Goodson captures the essence of a special park on a sunny day. Houston's Emancipation Park, built after the Civil War to commemorate the holiday now known as Juneteenth, has been through periods of prosperity, disrepair, and renewal. Goodson gives voice to the park as he describes how it has been central to the life of Houston's Black community for more than a century. His resonant tones are infused with joy and pride over the celebrations, ball games, picnics, and protests that form Emancipation Park's rich history. His narration offers a taste of the dynamic illustrations in the print version of the book. Following a brief informational note, the audio production closes with an electrifying piece of music that mixes a smooth guitar solo with a gospel choir. N.M. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2024]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780063286054 $19.99

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