Thank You, Sarah
November 02, 2010
Did you know that there is a direct connection between Mary’s little lamb and the national celebration of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November? [No, footballs are made from pigskin.] Both are the work of an amazing "little lady"-- Sarah Josepha Hale. You can read about this multi-talented and multi-tasking woman in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving.
There are also numerous Thanksgiving books on decorations, drawing, crafts, and cooking in the collection. Search with the keyword Thanksgiving. And for some great stories to share, consider David Lubar’s Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies with a fun Thanksgiving short story, or a great family read-aloud like Debby Atwell’s Thanksgiving Door. You can also consider the plight of the poor turkey in Wendi Silvano’s Turkey Trouble and Michele Spirn’s I am the Turkey. Good, wholesome fun with no tryptophan.
Anitra T. Steele
Children's Services Manager