A Day for Rememberin’

Looking for an extraordinary book to share with all the young readers in our family, let me recommend . . .

A DAY FOR RENEMBERIN’: Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day

A Day of Rememberin’ by Leah Henderson; Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

For readers in grades  2–5—

Leah Henderson’s latest tells the story of the first Memorial Day celebration from the perspective of a young African American boy whose family has recently been freed following the Civil War. The boy longs to go with his father to help him refurbish a racecourse that was made into a prison for Union soldiers during the war. Finally, he is allowed to assist in painting the fence while the adults establish a graveyard for the fallen soldiers.

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