Thanksgiving: the true story

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Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal. But what is the origin of this tradition? Did it really begin when the Pilgrims and Native Americans got together in 1621 in Plymouth,Massachusetts?

In her signature narrative nonfiction style, Penny Colman paints a fascinating picture of this cherished American holiday. She examines numerous Thanksgiving claims which were antecedents to the national holiday we celebrate today, raises the turkey question—does everyone eat turkey on Thanksgiving?—and shows Sarah Josepha Hale's instrumental role in establishing the holiday. Get ready to delve into the rich past of Thanksgiving in an enlightening history that uncovers the true story.

Thanksgiving is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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table_of_contents The "first Thanksgiving : four early claims in the 1500s -- The "first" Thanksgiving : six more claims in the 1600s -- Origins of our Thanksgiving : two very old traditions -- Sarah Josepha Hale's campaign : "day of national Thanksgiving" -- The "pilgrim and Indian" story -- Gatherings : family and friends -- Activities : good deeds, parades, and football -- Food : turkey and lasagna -- Many meanings.
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title Thanksgiving : the true story
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