Juneteenth Reading List for Adults, Teens, and Children - white text on red background
June 7, 2022

The State Library of Ohio created a Juneteenth Reading List of books available in the Ohio Digital Library. The books on this list tell the story of Juneteenth, Emancipation, and Reconstruction after the Civil War. The books are grouped into three age categories: Adult, Teen/Middle Grade, and Picture Books. Titles are listed alphabetically in each section; books with an Ohio connection, such as an Ohio author or setting, are indicated by a small Ohio flag.

Click on a cover to find that book in the Ohio Digital Library; many titles are available in both ebook and audio formats. Some books on this list have links to an additional resource, such as a discussion guide or author interview. (These links may lead to websites that are not controlled by the State Library of Ohio.)

Note that some titles, especially those for older readers, may include violence or other difficult content.

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov