Thank You, Sarah

Thank You, Sarah

The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

Book - 2002
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From the author of Speak and Fever, 1793 , comes the never-before-told tale of Sarah Josepha Hale, the extraordinary "lady editor" who made Thanksgiving a national holiday!

Thanksgiving might have started with a jubilant feast on Plymouth's shore. But by the 1800s America's observance was waning. None of the presidents nor Congress sought to revive the holiday. And so one invincible "lady editor" name Sarah Hale took it upon herself to rewrite the recipe for Thanksgiving as we know it today. This is an inspirational, historical, all-out boisterous tale about perseverance and belief: In 1863 Hale's thirty-five years of petitioning and orations got Abraham Lincoln thinking. He signed the Thanksgiving Proclamation that very year, declaring it a national holiday. This story is a tribute to Hale, her fellow campaigners, and to the amendable government that affords citizens the power to make the world a better place!
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2002.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780689847875
Branch Call Number: j 394.2649 ANDERSON
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Faulkner, Matt


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JCLAllisonD Nov 18, 2016

Filled with bits of humor and information, this picture book tells the story of Sarah Hale who worked for 38 years to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.

Oct 19, 2015

Some things take time and perseverance often wins the day.

William Wilberforce is another example of persevering for years for a cause he believed in.


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