Emancipation Proclamation (Juneteenth) Young Texans Series Historical fiction with study guide and answer key
Tiny Mason has nothing of her own, even her last name belongs to her master. In June of 1865, the Texas slaves hear rumors that the war is over and that they will soon be free. Tiny, impatient for freedom, sneaks away from the Mason Plantation in the back of a wagon bound for Galveston. In That city, on June 19, she hears United States Major General Granger read the proclamation announcing that the slaves are free. Tiny joins the spontaneous celebration of her release from slavery, but her former owner, Miz Mason, tries to prevent the young girl from living a free life and reaching her goals of learning to read and write.