Book cover of If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving

If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving



Publisher & Publication Year

Scholastic, 2021

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Chris Newell (Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township)

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Winona Nelson (Leech Lake Band of Minnesota Chippewa)



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? Exploring both sides of this historical event, this book answers all these questions and more.

Notable Achievements


Kirkus Reviews: "Refreshingly, 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."

School Library Journal: "A welcome addition to the picture book history collection... This essential book should replace many established titles on the shelves."

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