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Tells the story of puppeteer Tony Sarg, the man who first invented the helium balloons that have become the trademark of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli; JoAnn Adinolfi (Illustrator)
Two families--one that is perfect and one that is far from it--celebrate Thanksgiving in their own loving ways.
Squanto's Journey by Joseph Bruchac; Greg Shed (Illustrator)
Squanto recounts how in 1614 he was captured by the British, sold into slavery in Spain, and ultimately returned to the New World to become a guide and friend for the colonists.
Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson; Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
Relates how Sarah Hale, a magazine editor and author, persuaded President Lincoln to transform Thanksgiving Day into a national holiday.
Tuesday Tucks Me In by Luis Carlos Montalván; Bret Witter; Dan Dion (Photographer)
Tells the story of the amazing service dog who helps former U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván overcome his combat-related wounds.
The Wall by Eve Bunting; Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
A boy and his father come from far away to visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington and find the name of the boy's grandfather, who was killed in the conflict.
America's White Table by Margot Theis Raven; Chris Ellison (Illustrator); Mike Benny (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
Three children set a special white table in memory of service members fallen or missing in action, and especially in honor of their Uncle Jim, a POW in Vietnam.
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie; Yuyi Morales
Call Number: E ALE
Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder. But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky.
We Are Grateful by Traci Sorell; Frané Lessac
The word otsaliheliga(oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. Beginning in the fall with the new year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences.
Giving Thanks by Jake Swamp; Erwin Printup
Presents the Iroquois Thanksgiving Address prayer, which voices gratitude to Mother Earth for all that nature provides.
Raven by Gerald McDermott
Raven, the Native American trickster, feels sorry for those who must live in darkness, and he decides to help. He flies over mountains, valleys, and lakes and discovers that light is being kept hidden inside the house of the Sky Chief. Using his cleverness, Raven finds a way to bring light to the world.
Find more Native American legends and folktales in the 398 section of the library.