Monday, October 15, 2012

Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Anderson - ADVISABLE

Anderson, Laurie Halse Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, illustrated by Matt Faulkner.  Simon, 2012.  $18.

  Sarah Hale, the woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb”, loved nothing more than a cause.  For 38 years she worked in every state and then through 5 different presidents to get Thanksgiving declared a national holiday.  Without her tireless work and her mighty, prolific pen, we probably would not be celebrating the day.  

This is book is not so much about Thanksgiving and more about how a single person can persevere with a great idea and make a change.  Fun to read around the holiday, but really much more than that.  

EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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