Celebrate Thanksgiving

By Deborah Heiligman; Elizabeth Pleck (Consultant)
(National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426302923, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 9, 2008

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Thanksgiving is the original American holiday. When the Pilgrims sat down to give thanks for the hard-won bounty of their new world, they continued a Native American tradition that would become a focal point in the calendar of all generations of Americans to come.

The author relates this holiday to the harvest festivals celebrated by thankful believers of many faiths all over the globe. The books stunning pictures show the celebration in its historical and cultural aspects, and the back matter contains a delicious Thanksgiving recipe, a glossary, and a useful list of holiday references and resources.

Dr. Elizabeth Pleck gives readers, parents, and teachers an historical and cultural background to this unique American tradition in her informative note.

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About the Author
Deborah Heiligman is the author of 30 books for children and teens. She lives in New York City with her husband, author Jonathan Weiner, their two sons, and their Cairn Terrier.

Elizabeth Pleck is professor emerita of history and human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has edited nine books about the history of American families. Her most recent book is "Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England".
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