Watch: Juneteenth Storytimes

Book covers featuring Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, Black Enough, Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library 

Join The New York Public Library for a special storytime series celebrating Juneteenth on Friday, June 19, 2020, featuring titles from the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation List for Young Readers, which includes books for both kids and teens.

Watch our most recent Online Storytimes.

To see the video players below, watch on the NYPL Facebook page or refresh this page when each event is scheduled to start.

 


 

Mahogany L. Browne reading excerpts from Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice

 

NYPL Children's Librarian Tessa Hamilton reading I Am Enough by Grace Byers

 

Ibi Zoboi reading excerpts from Black Enough

 

Carole Boston Weatherford reading excerpts from Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library

 

Senator Jamaal T. Bailey reads Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

 

Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson reads Sulwe

 

Kelly Starling Lyons reads from Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations

 

Kim Johnson reads from This Is My America

 


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Book covers from the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List

Celebrating Juneteenth 2020 with The New York Public Library

Join The New York Public Library as we celebrate Juneteenth on June 19, 2020.

Discover the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation List for Young Readers, which includes books for both kids and teens. Engage with our online events for viewers of all ages, including an afternoon of music, conversation, and reflection, as well as special Juneteenth storytimes for our youngest learners. Explore our online resources for historical research, racial equity resources for educators, and more.