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1621: A New Look At Thanksgiving by Catherine O’Neill Grace & Margaret Bruchac
Illustrated by Sisse Brimberg & Cotton Coulson

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Today Americans worship those twin pastimes of indulging in food and football. How did this day, Thanksgiving, become a holiday? In searching for the best book on the topic, I discovered that there aren’t as many Thanksgiving books as you might think. Certainly the most intriguing on the subject is 1621: A New Look at […]

Colonial America, History, Holidays, Multicultural, Native American, Thankgiving
Featured on November 25

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

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On October 28,1886, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s sculpture, Liberty Enlightening the World, was officially dedicated on Bedloe’s Island in New York. A sonnet by Emma Lazarus had been inscribed on the pedestal: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, […]

Asian American, Award Winning, Caldecott, Family, History, Immigration, Multicultural
Featured on October 28

Daily children’s book recommendations and events from Anita Silvey.

Discover the stories behind the children’s book classics . . .

The new books on their way to becoming classics . . .

And events from the world of children’s books—and the world at large.