All Different Now

All Different Now Cover

All Different Now

Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

By Angela Johnson; E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689873768, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2014

Description
Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis.
Through the eyes of one little girl, "All Different Now "tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South. Since then, the observance of June 19 as African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. This stunning picture book includes notes from the author and illustrator, a timeline of important dates, and a glossary of relevant terms.
Told in Angela Johnson's signature melodic style and brought to life by E.B. Lewis's striking paintings, "All Different Now "is a joyous portrait of the dawn breaking on the darkest time in our nation's history.


About the Author
Angela Johnson has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels The First Part Last", Heaven", and Toning the Sweep". The First Part Last" was also the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. She has written numerous books for younger readers, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Book When I Am Old with You", illustrated by David Soman; Wind Flyers" and I Dream of Trains", both illustrated by Loren Long; A Sweet Smell of Roses", illustrated by Eric Velasquez; and Lottie Paris Lives Here "and Lottie Paris and the Best Place", both illustrated by Scott M. Fischer. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio.

E.B. Lewis is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Virgie Goes to School With Us Boys" by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, which was a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and This Little Light of Mine". He received the Caldecott Honor for Coming on Home Soon" by Jacqueline Woodson and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman" by Nikki Grimes. E.B. Lewis lives in New Jersey, and you can visit him online at EBLewis.com.