If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving (Hardcover)
What if you lived in a different time and place? What would you wear? What would you eat? How would your daily life be different?
Scholastic's If You Lived... series answers all of kids' most important questions about events in American history. With a question and answer format, kid-friendly artwork, and engaging information, this series is the perfect partner for the classroom and for history-loving readers.
What if you lived when the English colonists and the Wampanoag people shared a feast at Plimoth? What would you have worn? What would you have eaten? What was the true story of the feast that we now know as the first Thanksgiving and how did it become a national holiday?
Chris Newell answers all these questions and more in this comprehensive dive into the feast at Plimoth and the history leading up to it. Carefully crafted to explore both sides of this historical event, this book is a great choice for Thanksgiving units, and for teaching children about this popular holiday.
Chris Newell is a multi-award-winning museum professional born and raised in Motahkmikuhk (Indian Township, Maine) and a proud citizen of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. He is the first Wabanaki executive director of the Abbe Museum, Maine's only Smithsonian-affiliate located in Bar Harbor, Maine. He is also a co-founder of Akomawt Educational Initiative, an educational consultancy working with schools, universities, museums, and all areas of education to incorporate Native perspectives in a culturally competent manner.
Praise for If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving;
"A welcome addition to the picture book history collection. ...The text does a remarkable job of giving larger context to the complexity of Indigenous life prior to colonization...This essential book should replace many established titles on the shelf." --School Library Journal (starred review)
"A measured corrective to pervasive myths about what is often referred to as the "first Thanksgiving." ...The lens Newell offers is a Native one, describing how the Wampanoag and other Native peoples received the English rather than the other way around. ...Essential." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)