Description Description Celebrate Juneteenth and radiate #BlackJoy through traditional food and cultural activities.
A commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, the Juneteenth holiday has been observed in the Black community for over 150 years. In The Juneteenth Cookbook
, Alliah L. Agostini, author of the popular children’s book The Juneteenth Story
—which won the 2022 Black Kid Lit Award for Best Historical title
—brings the tradition to your home through historically accurate recipes
and educational family activities
With captivating illustrations
of 18 quick and easy recipes
, follow along with little Alliah and her grandparents as they explore the historical origins of the holiday through food. Make, share, and enjoy kid-friendly takes on some of the most popular Juneteenth celebration foods
Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches
Frances Price’s Calico Potato Salad
Saucy Pulled Chicken Sliders with Bangin’ Barbeque Sauce
Freedom Fizz (homemade red pop)
Hot Links & Chow Chow Relish
Corn Muffins with Hot Honey Butter
Mac 'n' Please
Sweet Potato Pie Bars
All recipes use simple and accessible ingredients
, which can be easily substituted
for a variety of diets and preferences. Each recipe can also easily be multiplied for larger groups
, and the instructions are written with families in mind so everyone from toddler to grandparent can participate
in crafting the ultimate Juneteenth celebration spread! Alongside all the delicious recipes, you’ll also learn a brief history of barbeque
and it’s importance to the Juneteenth holiday and Black culture in America.
Keep the celebration going with five fun and educational activity sections
that include crafting projects
(creating an African medallion necklace and designing your own Juneteenth gear with block printing); table and field games
(playing mancala and having relay races); on-site or virtual field trips
(visiting museums and historic locations or joining Juneteenth celebrations in culturally important American cities); and dancing to the music of the holiday with Alliah’s Cookout DJ 101 tutorial
. These activities are perfect for families, community groups, or classes and bring elements of the road to emancipation and Juneteenth’s history to life.
Comprised of 90 percent cooking and 10 percent family and community engagement, The Juneteenth Cookbook
brings kids and families a sensory-rich, hands-on exploration of this important and historic American holiday.