Come Juneteenth

Come Juneteenth

Ann Rinaldi / Feb 18, 2020

Come Juneteenth Sis Goose is a beloved member of Luli s family despite the fact that she was born a slave But the family is harboring a terrible secret And when Union soldiers arrive on their Texas plantation to ann

  • Title: Come Juneteenth
  • Author: Ann Rinaldi
  • ISBN: 9780152063924
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sis Goose is a beloved member of Luli s family, despite the fact that she was born a slave But the family is harboring a terrible secret And when Union soldiers arrive on their Texas plantation to announce that slaves have been declared free for nearly two years, Sis Goose is horrified to learn that the people she called family have lied to her for so long She runs awaySis Goose is a beloved member of Luli s family, despite the fact that she was born a slave But the family is harboring a terrible secret And when Union soldiers arrive on their Texas plantation to announce that slaves have been declared free for nearly two years, Sis Goose is horrified to learn that the people she called family have lied to her for so long She runs away but her newly found freedom has tragic consequences How could the state of Texas keep the news of the Emancipation Proclamation from reaching slaves In this riveting Great Episodes historical drama, Ann Rinaldi sheds light on the events that led to the creation of Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom that continues today Includes an author s note.

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        Ann Rinaldi b August 27, 1934, in New York City is a young adult fiction author She is best known for her historical fiction, including In My Father s House, The Last Silk Dress, An Acquaintance with Darkness, A Break with Charity, and Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons She has written a total of forty novels, eight of which were listed as notable by the ALA In 2000, Wolf by the Ears was listed as one the best novels of the preceding twenty five years, and later of the last one hundred years She is the most prolific writer for the Great Episode series, a series of historical fiction novels set during the American Colonial era She also writes for the Dear America series.Rinaldi currently lives in Somerville, New Jersey, with her husband, Ron, whom she married in 1960 Her career, prior to being an author, was a newspaper columnist She continued the column, called The Trentonian, through much of her writing career Her first published novel, Term Paper, was written in 1979 Prior to this, she wrote four unpublished books, which she has called terrible She became a grandmother in 1991.Rinaldi says she got her love of history from her eldest son, who brought her to reenactments She says that she writes young adult books because I like to write them.


    1. I thought it was a little odd, when the main character was the daughter of a large slave holder.I thought it was a little odd, that the story was told from the perspective of slave owners and how the loss of the slaves would effect the owners.I thought it a little odd, that a book called 'Come Juneteenth' would depict slave owners and those fighting for the confederacy as benign influences in the lives of slaves. I further found it odd, that the Yankees where depicted as villainous, when they ca [...]

    2. This is a book for young readers, however, that is no excuse for the flaws in it. The main premise in the book is that all the states in the Confederate States of America freed their slaves in 1863 when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which is ludicrous. Since all the Southern States considered themselves to be the Confederate States of America with their own President and laws, it is weird that someone would make the mistake of thinking they would accept Lincoln’s proclamation a [...]

    3. Let me start this review by saying that I really like Ann Rinaldi as an author, and she has written many excellent books. For me, this was not up to standard. I liked the characters and the world she managed to create. The plot was good, and I related to the characters well. I also liked that it showed the other side of the Civil war. Of course, slavery was a disgusting institution, and the North was right to abolish it, but it is important to remember that the Union had flaws as well and not al [...]

    4. Junteenth combines June & 19th, being the date in 1865 the slaves in Texas were finally freed. The slave holders continued the practice of slavery after the Emancipation Proclamation was enacted. Their slaves heard rumors they were free, but until the Federal Government came to enforce it, it was apparently well hidden. The Texans said they feared an uprising of freed slaves, retaliating against their owners. It is also said Texas thought itself an entity unto itself. For those of us nearly [...]

    5. Tragedy. That is what you can expect when lies are in the mix.Sis Goose is a member of the family for all that she is owned by Aunt Sophie, who loaned her to her sister's family as she preferred not to be responsible for a babe in arms. Sis Goose is the older companion of Luli, who thinks of her as her older sister and friend. Sis Goose, aka Rose, is the offspring of a sea captain and a slave woman. Her father visits her on the Holcomb plantation. The family relationships are, or should be, inte [...]

    6. I think the authors message is that even though people are different races, they can still be counted as family. Even though a girl named Sis Goose, who is a slave and belongs to the Holcomb family, she is treated as one of their family members. This books takes place in Texas year 1865, at the Holcomb farm. The point of view is in a girl named Luli in first person. This book is about Luli, her family, and Sis Goose Luli’s best friend. How they own a ranch and there is news about that the slav [...]

    7. A family in Texas has slaves, and one inparticulars goose. She is more like a sister as to a slave. She doesnt' have to work. The emancipation proclomation is annonced, but none of the slaves know they are free. Then when the war is over, they decide to tell the slaves that they are really free. None of them leave because they realize that life there would be better than on their own, with no food, home or money, jobs. Yankees come to their door and tell them that they are going to live in their [...]

    8. This is another Ann Rinaldi story about slaves, although this one takes place in Texas rather than the South.>Luli is a white girl of 13 who has a young slave whose name is Ruth, but whom she calls Sis Goose. Sis Goose is one of the slaves that can pass for white. Gabe, Luli's brother, is in love with Sis Goose, and so there is one of focus points of the book.Another focus point is truth withheld. The Texas slaves are not told about the Emancipation Proclamation in fear that they will all lea [...]

    9. With only three years age difference, Luli and Sis Goose were raised together. They are just like sisters, but Sis Goose was born a slave and Luli is the Niece to the woman who owns Sis Goose. But, Sis Goose was raised by Luli's parents and she is considered family. She was never raised as a slave.But, Luli is keeping a secret from Sis Goose, a big secret that she wishes she didn't have to keep.This is set in Texas in 1865. Somehow, Africans were still slaves two years after they were freed. Thi [...]

    10. It took me a little while to figure out what was going on in this book-- it starts in the middle with not quite enough information. But once I got a grasp on the storyline, I was hooked. This portrayal is empathetic all around-- including to the protagonist, a girl from a white, slave-owning Texas family who grew up thinking of light-skinned Sis Goose as a sister, even though she is technically the family's property.For the first time ever, in reading this book, I was able to understand Southern [...]

    11. It took me a while to get into this one. I read the first chapter and put it down for two months. Finally, I felt an obligation to read it. I loved it. The characters are real and I fell in love with all of them -- except for Sis Goose. I didn't really get her. She played her part well, though. Luli was amazing. I love spirited characters who vex their older brothers, and Mrs. Rinaldi must too, because lots of her books have those kinds of sibling relationships. The plot was good, it didn't drag [...]

    12. This is a story of rich landowners in Texas. They own slaves, but do treat them kindly. The family takes in one half black child and raise along with their own children. Since Texas isn't a state at the time of emancipation the slaves aren't free.The family keeps this secret from the slaves for two years. Once the union soldiers come the slaves and Sis find out and this causes all kinds of issues. Some stay and some go. The one thing I learned from the book was that no matter how well slaves wer [...]

    13. An interesting look at the end of the civil war from a very unique perspective of Texas ranchers. The story seemed very unbelievable to me, it sugarcoated the horrors of slavery and set up unrealistic charaters and situations. It did make me think about the idea of slaves being free but not being aware of it, but it is hard to imagine 'good folks' not telling thier slaves they were free and still trying to show that they were 'good people' The dynamics of Luli and her big brother Gabe were odd, [...]

    14. On June 19, 1865 the slaves in Texas were announced to be free, two whole years after slaves were freed in the East. This was an interesting historical YA novel about that period of time, about a family and how it is affected by Reconstruction, and, more particularly, about what happens when a slave girl who'd been raised as one of the family finds out that not only is she free but that she has been free for two years. It's a novel about relationships and about truth versus lies. It is well writ [...]

    15. Ann Rinaldi is a master at presenting both sides of a historical situation, equally passionate, keeping her biases to herself it seems, and then allowing the reader to decide how they feel about it. Somewhere I read a quote that a novel should be a question. This author masters that.This book questions how Texas plantation owners were able to keep Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation a secret from their slaves for two years! The author explores the consequences of that and also the two sides of s [...]

    16. A GREAT pair to a civil war unit in social studies or just with a non-fiction book on the Civil War. Although the characters were fictional, the story was sadly believable, and there were real, historical figures and dates (Juneteenth, for example). Definitely not for a struggling reader, as it was no a quick read, and there were times that I considered it to be a little slow, but a very emotional book, a good love story, and an eye-opener. Is this really what happened? Does anybody REALLY know? [...]

    17. This book was a little confusing at first, since I thought that it was written in the voice of the young black slave (not true it was written by the white slave owner's daughter). Also, it was a good read, but has a terrible ending. I also wanted a little bit more on the history. Maybe if it was written in more than one voice I would have liked it more. To get the History from Gabe, Sis Goose and Luli would have been interesting. It was just ok.

    18. Usually, I like Ann Rinaldi's works, but I just couldnt get into this one. It made me mad in more ways than one. All the characters were annoying, especially Sis Goose. I alternated feeling symparhy for her and wanting to slap her. In my eyes, she was ungrateful to the Holcombs. Yes, they should have told her, but she was never really in bondage like the others. She was raised just like her white "siblings" and barely did anything but whine about Gabe the whole book. Rinaldi is slipping

    19. Luli is growing up during the time when slaves are supposed to be free. But, she hasn't told Sis Goose, her half-black, half-sister who has lived with them since birth. Not only is she part of the family, she's in love with Gabe, Luli's brother. Then, the military moves in, steals Sis Goose when she becomes pregnant with Gabe's baby-- but he doesn't know. Luli accidentally kills Sis Goose.Wonderful snapshot of the time period with lively characters with depth.

    20. A well-written historical novel. I'm glad I finally got around to trying one the books by this author. I learned a few things of American history that I had no idea about. Rinaldi presented it well and created very vivid characters. I didn't always like how the main character was telling the story--a couple of jumps that left me a bit jolted. But otherwise, a pretty good book. I'm happy I've been recommending these to people looking for historical fiction.

    21. Although I read this book rather quickly and found the story interesting, I am only giving it 3 stars. The story ended rather sad and didn't really seem to give closure. I did like the history of the South planation workers. I have never heard this perspective before. I had no idea the Yankee soliders took over the Southern Planationer's home for months and years. Also, the idea of losing all you know when the slaves were freed is interesting as well.

    22. I was utterly disappointed in this novel. I typically enjoy historical fiction set in this time period, however, I found this book to be horrifically slow. Rinaldi did begin to pull me into the story in the last 50 pages or so, but stumped me with a terribly tragic ending that was unexplained and poorly written. To her credit, the story is historically accurate and entirely realistic.

    23. I really enjoyed reading this book - until the end. I guess I just really like happy endings and this one really didn't have one. A realistic ending perhapsa haunting story.Could use with studying slavery, examining what it means to be free, talking about the effects of war on a community and individual choices.

    24. This is a very good Ann Rinaldi book, although I didn't like it as much as some of her other novels. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but I think that the relationships she builds between the characters being torn apart sets an edge to the book. Come Juneteenth is still definitely worth reading though!

    25. Never underestimate Ann Rinaldi's power to suck people into the history of her books. I have been reading her stories since I was 9 or 10. I love how effortlessly she writes in time periods. The story is very engaging. But it was not my favorite. Its a very sad story. Three stars for the really great writing.

    26. I really had no idea with Juneteenth was about until I read this book and was surprised to learn that it was about 2 years from the Emancipation Proclamation until slaves were actually freed in the South. This story explores the true meaning of freedom and the events leading up the Juneteenth celebration.

    27. I liked it! It was really good and I was pretty lucky to pick this book to read for my history class. It has a lot of interesting ideas about slavery in Texas just after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. The characters were fiction of course, but the story was very intriguing and I enjoyed reading it. 100% on my book analysis :D

    28. This book is a tragedy!! It should tell you that from the beginning. It is a well written, great story. But it is so sad!! Has this author written a book that is not sad? Even one of my favorite books "Time Enough for Drums" is a sad book. But that book is SO fantastic even through the sad parts! Quick read and wonderful. This book "Come Juneteenth" is a quick read and sad.

    29. I couldn't put this book down! Granted since it is a young adult fiction it wasn't too hard of a read but I had to finish it in one night. I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep until Luli and Gabe's adventures were over.

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