1621: A New Look at
Catherine O'Neill Grace
A very different take, based on research, this is an account of the
Wampanoag side of what happened that first Thanksgiving Day. Illustrated
with photos taken at Plimoth Plantation show actors in period dress.
Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving
Simple text introduces children to the struggles of the Pilgrims during their first year at Plymouth Colony and the events leading to the historic occasion we celebrate today. Ages 4-8.
The Thanksgiving Story
Easy-to-read, interesting picture-story of the voyage of the Mayflower to the New World, the settlement at Plymouth, and the celebration of the first Thanksgiving Day. Ages 4-8
Thank You, Sarah
Laurie Halse Anderson
Charts the progress of Sarah Hale, whose relentless letters and 38 years of petitioning presidents, secured Thanksgiving's status as a national holiday. Well-told, in a humorous, snappy style. Ages 4-8.
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
Describes how the Massachusetts Indian Squanto was captured by the British, sold into slavery in Spain, and ultimately returned to the New World to become a guide and friend for the Pilgrims. This engaging book portrays the holiday's religious roots and historical beginnings.
The Pilgrims of Plimoth
Conveys the spirit and conviction of the Pilgrim experience, but also provides a bounty of historical information and domestic detail about the settlement at Plimoth and the people who survived those arduous first seasons in America. Beautiful, rich illustrations. Age 4-8.