Holiday Book Recommendations: Give Thanks with These Turkey Day Reads

by | Nov 2019

A Thanksgiving book sits among symbols of fall - pumpkins, leaves and apples.


Maple Grove librarian Kay Drache offers up two Thanksgiving-themed reads.

Thanksgiving & Other Festivals of the Harvest by Betsy Richardson

Did you know that President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863 as a way to bring the North and South together during the Civil War?

Since ancient times, people have given thanks for the harvest, celebrating with feasting, bonfires and elaborate dances. Octoberfest, Sukkot and Chinese Moon Festivals are just a few of these traditions.

100 Ways to Be Thankful by Lisa M. Gerry

The book offers suggestions for children and adults alike, from showing others you love them to cherishing the changing of the seasons and marveling at science.

The illustrations and text spark ideas for appreciating life’s gifts, and an index makes it easy to find specific topics.

Contributed by Kay Drache, Hennepin County Library – Maple Grove


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