A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day: A moving tribute to the little-known history behind the first Memorial Day.
A Day for Rememberin’: Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day
Did you know that Memorial Day was known for many years as Decoration Day, and some claimed it was first celebrated by the formerly enslaved community in Charleston, South Carolina right after the Civil War ended?
This is exactly the kind of book that helps a child understand a few layers of a larger complex topic. In A Day for Rememberin’, children will learn not only about Memorial Day but also about the experiences of enslaved communities of the South and the people who fought for their freedom.
The story is told through the eyes of a 10-year old boy and is accompanied by soft, but powerful illustrations by Floyd Cooper.
This book mentions several songs you’ll want to look up online for your kids to hear. Parents will enjoy the historical notes at the end of the book!
Recommended Age: 6+