by Laurie Halse Anderson
What do you get when you mix together a beloved holiday, a perseverant and hard working woman, the power of the pen, and some lesser known American history? Sarah Hale, who lobbied congress– and several presidents– for years, to instate Thanksgiving as an important national holiday. This non-fiction text would make a great complement to a collection on holidays and festivals, as well as a study of the colonial american experience– not to mention civics, women in history and the art of a well wrote note. Children will enjoy this story of one woman who made a difference.
Grade Level: Kindergarten and up