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Author : Melanie Kirkpatrick
ISBN : 9781594038945
Genre : History
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We all know the story of Thanksgiving. Or do we? This uniquely American holiday has a rich and little known history beyond the famous feast of 1621. In Thanksgiving, award-winning author Melanie Kirkpatrick journeys through four centuries of history, giving us a vivid portrait of our nation's best-loved holiday. Drawing on newspaper accounts, private correspondence, historical documents, and cookbooks, Thanksgiving brings to life the full history of the holiday and what it has meant to generations of Americans. Many famous figures walk these pages—Washington, who proclaimed our first Thanksgiving as a nation amid controversy about his Constitutional power to do so; Lincoln, who wanted to heal a divided nation sick of war when he called for all Americans—North and South—to mark a Thanksgiving Day; FDR, who set off a debate on state's rights when he changed the traditional date of Thanksgiving. Ordinary Americans also play key roles in the Thanksgiving story—the New England Indians who boycott Thanksgiving as a Day of Mourning; Sarah Josepha Hale, the nineteenth-century editor and feminist who successfully campaigned for Thanksgiving to be a national holiday; the 92nd Street Y in New York City, which founded Giving Tuesday, an online charity established in the long tradition of Thanksgiving generosity. Kirkpatrick also examines the history of Thanksgiving football and, of course, Thanksgiving dinner. While the rites and rituals of the holiday have evolved over the centuries, its essence remains the same: family and friends feasting together in a spirit of gratitude to God, neighborliness, and hospitality. Thanksgiving is Americans' oldest tradition. Kirkpatrick's enlightening exploration offers a fascinating look at the meaning of the holiday that we gather together to celebrate on the fourth Thursday of November. With Readings for Thanksgiving Day designed to be read aloud around the table.
Category: History


Author : James W. Baker
ISBN : 9781584658740
Genre : Social Science
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The origins and ever-changing story of America's favorite holiday
Category: Social Science


Author : Alice K. Flanagan
ISBN : 0756500877
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explains the origins and meaning of Thanksgiving and how it came to be a national holiday, describes the development of holiday customs, and suggests thing to do on Thanksgiving.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Martin Hintz
ISBN : 1560653280
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the origins of Thanksgiving and how we celebrate the holiday.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

All New Crafts For Thanksgiving

Author : Kathy Ross
ISBN : 0761329226
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides instructions for creating a variety of Thanksgiving Day crafts, including pilgrim place cards, turkey napkin rings, cornucopia centerpieces, wreaths, puzzles, and favors.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Valerie Bodden
ISBN : 1583413707
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents information about Thanksgiving, including its significance, origins, and how it is celebrated.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Penny Colman
ISBN : 9781466891791
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal. But what is the origin of this tradition? Did it really begin when the Pilgrims and Native Americans got together in 1621 in Plymouth,Massachusetts? In her signature narrative nonfiction style, Penny Colman paints a fascinating picture of this cherished American holiday. She examines numerous Thanksgiving claims which were antecedents to the national holiday we celebrate today, raises the turkey question—does everyone eat turkey on Thanksgiving?—and shows Sarah Josepha Hale's instrumental role in establishing the holiday. Get ready to delve into the rich past of Thanksgiving in an enlightening history that uncovers the true story. Thanksgiving is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

A Turkey For Thanksgiving

Author : Eve Bunting
ISBN : 0395742129
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Ellyn Sanna
ISBN : 1590846249
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces the origins of Thanksgiving and its food traditions, and offers contemporary recipes for roast turkey and other favorite holiday dishes.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Thanksgiving 1942

Author : Alan Simon
ISBN : 9780985754747
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction