June is the time of summer. In summer, there are some holidays that are about social awareness.  Epic Books has a great collection of books.  It is titled, A conversation about race.  You can also check out books from the Oak Park Public Library when you join the summer reading program.

 Join the  Summer Reading program at the Oak Park Public Library  and read for fun! 


    You can also read about June holidays!

     June 14th is Flag Day

     Flag day was was a plan that started from a teacher!  He thought the reason we have our flag should be honored. It was created as a symbold for our newly forming             country.

      "After the American Revolution began, the first, unofficial national flag—known as the Continental Colours (or, sometimes, as the Grand Union Flag, the Cambridge 

      Flag, the Somerville Flag, or the Union Flag)—was hoisted on a towering 76-foot  

      (23-metre) liberty pole at Prospect Hill in Charlestown (now in Somerville),"


     June 19th is Juneteenth

     What does it mean to stand for something? Wonderopolis explains how to support an important cause.


     Juneteenth, is another holiday for social awareness.  Take the time to read about Juneteenth.  There will be several levels of information.  There is information from the

     History Channel.  It is the "is a holiday commemorating this day,

      which marked the effective end of slavery in the United States."


     Looking at the databases we use in school, Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19. "Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day, or Juneteenth Independence Day, holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States,

     observed annually on June 19."


     Even the smallest things can help.  Be beautiful like the caterpillar.  Reading will help take you there.  Read to change.

     Read to adapt. Read and become a butterfly. 

     Enjoy your summer!  Join the summer reading program at the Oak Park Public Library.  Read what you want!  You can also read about important causes and social change.

     NASA Kids Club
     Want to build a rocket? Have at it -- and plenty of other space-related projects and activities -- with the NASA Kids Club.


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