Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 2.8
Lexile Measure®: 450L
Guided Reading: M
- Realistic Fiction
- Jewish Experience
- Tolerance and Acceptance
- Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences
About This Book
Molly and her parents are a Jewish family who have emigrated from Russia to the United States to escape religious persecution. Molly is the only Jewish child in third grade.
When Thanksgiving arrives, the teacher assigns a project to make a Pilgrim doll. Molly is embarrassed by her mother's attempts to help with her Thanksgiving project. She makes a pilgrim doll — but dresses it in Russian clothing. Soon, however, Molly learns that it takes all kinds of "pilgrims" to make a Thanksgiving.
"A thought-provoking Thanksgiving read-aloud". — Booklist