BookPeople Presents: Van G. Garrett- Juneteenth Storytime

Sat Jun 03 2023 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am

BookPeople | Austin

BookPeople Presents: Van G. Garrett- Juneteenth Storytime
BookPeople welcomes Van G. Garrett in a kids' storytime to celebrate the release of BOOKNAME.
About this Event

Please welcome Van G. Garrett to celebrate JUNETEENTH!

This storytime is free and open to the public.

  • Start time: 10:30 AM
  • Run time: 30 minutes, followed by a signing line.
  • Location: The second floor of BookPeople.

The author will be signing and personalizing copies of the book after the storytime.

  • To get a book signed, a copy of the event book or an item of equal value must be purchased from BookPeople.


  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary.
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About the book:

A lyrical picture book about our newest national holiday, Juneteenth follows the annual celebration in Galveston, Texas—birthplace of Juneteenth—through the eyes of a boy coming to understand his place in Black American history in a story from three Texan creators.

A young Black child experiences the magic of the Juneteenth parade for the first time with their family as they come to understand the purpose of the party that happens every year—and why they celebrate their African American history!

The poetic text includes selected lyrics from “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the unofficial Black National Anthem, and the vibrant art illuminates the beauty of this moment of Black joy, celebrated across the nation. This vibrant adventure through the city streets invites young readers to make a joyful noise about freedom for all.

About the author:

The author of thirteen books, Van G. Garrett’s debut picture book, Kicks, an ode to the flyest shoes and those who wear them, published in 2022 (Versify/HarperCollins). His second picture book, Juneteenth, also published by Versify/HarperCollins, will be published summer 2023.

Van’s updates and appearances can be found at

By purchasing a book from BookPeople, you are not only supporting a local, independent business – you’re showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to BookPeople.

Thank you for supporting Van G. Garrett and your local independent bookstore!


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, United States


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