Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
Almost Lost Thanksgiving
Yes. That's right!
Way back when "skirts were long and hats were tall" Americans were forgetting Thanksgiving, and nobody seemed to care!
Thankfully, Sarah Hale appeared. More steadfast than Plymouth Rock, this lady editor knew the holiday needed saving. But would her recipe for rescue ever convince Congres...more
She encouraged five different Presidents of the United States to establish the last Thursday in November as a national holiday celebrating Thanksgiving, and President Lincoln finally granted her wish.
The narrative is fun to read aloud and serves as an empowering and motivating s ...more
But to think, our country would not have this blessed holiday, without the efforts of Sarah Hale.
This story is told with humor, wacky illustrations, and informative facts which all blend together to make this book one that should definitely be read in November and every time of the year.
There is so much to learn too.
Did you know that Sarah Hale was the person who wrote, "Mary Had a Little Lamb"? She was teaching s ...more
several presidents. Abraham Lincoln finally agreed, and in 1863 it was appointed to the 4th Thursday of November. There is “A Feast of Facts” at the end of the book, which goes into more detail about the various aspects of ...more
I LOVE Thanksgiving. That's not the problem.
I am invited each year to visit grade school classrooms to read stories and do crafts before Thanksgiving. That's not the problem either.
The problem is Thanksgiving has a shit history. Colonial America, as a whole, kind of has a shit history. How do I celebrate a holiday with children while respecting the actual nature of the relationship between pilgrims and the Native Americans?
Mostly by completely ignoring it.
Thank Yo ...more
Hopefully, I will get to read this to a 3rd grade class next week.
Used with a first grade class.
Third grade class made it and use it with them.
This book is great for opening ...more
Do you know Sarah Hale? Do you know the power of an average person who acts on issues they feel can be changed for the better of society? Sarah Hale's story is inspiring. She was a wife, a mother, an author, an editor and a campaigner for worthy causes including women's education.
Find this. Read this. Share it with the men, women, boys and girls in your life. Sarah Hale spent 38 years c ...more
Sarah wrote letter after letter to preserve Thanksgiving and make it a national holiday. She wrote to her congressmen and the presidents of the United States. Finally, one president agreed with her that it should be a National Holiday and he declared the last Thursday of November, Thanksgiving. This president was none other than President Abraham ...more
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