How Many Days to America: A Thanksgiving Story

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Title: How Many Days to America: A Thanksgiving Story

 

Author: Eve Bunting

 

Pages: 32

 

Summary(from indiebound.org): After the police come, a family is forced to flee their Caribbean island and set sail for America in a small fishing boat.

 

Accompanying Discussion: Discuss how the Thanksgiving story of the Pilgrims coming to the United States for religious freedom is similar to the idea that even now, there are still “pilgrims” coming to the US. Discuss the emotions in the book: fear, excitement, etc., and ask the students to connect these to their experiences.

 

Accompanying Activities: Ask students to draw or write what they are thankful for. Find any Thanksgiving pictures to color!

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