Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Posted on: June 19, 2020 | Category: News

Juneteeth Freedom DayThe Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) commemorates and celebrates Juneteenth. It is a time to reflect and take time to understand our history and the experience of our African American neighbors and community. The National Museum of African American History and Culture features facts about Juneteenth, history and a framework for talking about race.

Our public libraries are all about learning, building, understanding, and growing. HSPLS has a collection of physical and digital books that focus on the important topic of racial injustice from a historical and personal perspective.

Please join us on a journey of learning through this beginning reading list. Also, we have begun to add more ebooks. If you are ready to start reading now, we currently have no wait access to Layla F. Saad’s bestselling book “Me and White Supremacy” available through OverDrive and their Libby app. Click here to access this book and many more.

The more we learn, the more we understand and the more we can do to build a positive future together for everyone.