Molly's Pilgrim

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A modern Thanksgiving classic about an immigrant girl who comes to identify with the story of the Pilgrims, as she seeks religious freedom and a home in a new land. Now with a gorgeous new cover and lovely interior illustrations.

As Molly nears her first Thanksgiving in the New World, she doesn't find much to be thankful for. Her classmates giggle at her accent and make fun of her unfamiliarity with American ways.

And Molly’s mother only makes things worse when she creates a doll for a school Thanksgiving project that looks more like a Russian refugee than a New England Pilgrim. But the tiny modern-day pilgrim just might help Molly to find a place for herself in America.

The touching story tells how recent immigrant Molly leads her third-grade class to discover that it takes all kinds of pilgrims to make a Thanksgiving. Originally published in 1983, Molly's Pilgrim inspired the 1986 Academy Award-winning live-action short film.

Don't miss acclaimed author Barbara Cohen's moving immigrant story, a perennial Thanksgiving favorite in homes and classrooms, now with beautiful new art.---from the publisher

48 pages                                  978-0062870940                                   Ages 6-10

Keywords:  Thanksgiving, immigrant, immigration, cultures, multicultural, holidays, traditions, understanding others, respecting others, being different, being yourself, belonging, fitting in, acceptance, accepting others, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, school story, Russian, freedom, Social Studies Curriculum

Other Thanksgiving titles that reflect thankfulness and dignity for all:

1621:  A New  Look at Thanksgiving by Catherine O'Neill Grace

Clambake: A Wampanoag Tradition by Russell M. Peters

Duck for Turkey Day by Jacqueline Jules

The Thankful Book by Todd Parr

We Are Grateful by Traci Sorell

"Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message" by Chief Jake Swamp

Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen

Thank You Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

 

 

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