Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thank You, Sarah:The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Most appreciated by all ages

Did you know that we almost lost Thanksgiving? Long ago, the holiday which began with the Pilgrims, soon fell out of favor. Most people simply ignored it. That bothered Sarah Hale, who loved Thanksgiving and thought everyone in the country should celebrate it on the same day. So Sarah took up her pen and became a 'superhero', writing letters and magazine articles to convince the public to support the holiday. She even went all the way to the top, to the President of the United States. It took Sarah 38 years and five presidents before finally reaching her goal of making Thanksgiving a national holiday. True superheroes are those who will stand up for what they believe is right and make their voice heard no matter what difficulties they face. Sarah Hale is the kind of superhero we can all look up to. Share this book with your family before you eat your Thanksgiving turkey. It will taste a whole lot richer!

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