Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper, Read by Rhett Samuel Price and Tyla Collier
Celebrating the June 19th Anniversary with Kids
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Dual narrators bring reverence and joy to Juneteenth for Mazie, Floyd Cooper’s audiobook about the June 19th anniversary. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss this audio adaptation of the much-loved picture book. Tyla Collier’s youthful voice portrays Mazie, who is tired of being told “no.” Then, in Rhett Samuel Price’s deep, rich voice, Mazie’s father explains the story of their enslaved ancestor’s struggles and perseverance, and the joy of hearing about the Emancipation Proclamation. Cheerful music provides an uplifting background as listeners hear a broad history of Juneteenth commemorations from then to today. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website.
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