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A modern Thanksgiving classic about an immigrant girl who comes to identify with the story of the Pilgrims, as she seeks religious freedom and a home in a new land.

As Molly nears her first Thanksgiving in the New World, she doesn't find much to be thankful for. Her classmates giggle at her Yiddish accent and make fun of her unfamiliarity with American ways.

Molly's embarrassed when her mother helps with a class Thanksgiving project by making a little doll that looks more like a Russian refugee than a New England Pilgrim. But the tiny modern-day pilgrim just might help Molly to find a place for herself in America.

The touching story tells how recent immigrant Molly leads her third-grade class to discover that it takes all kinds of pilgrims to make a Thanksgiving. Originally published in 1983, Molly's Pilgrim inspired the 1986 Academy Award-winning live-action short film.

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Critical Praise

“A fine read-aloud and discussion starter.” —School Library Journal

“This strong and important story easily ranks as one of the best choices for this and every Thanksgiving.” —Sun Chronicle

“A thought-provoking Thanksgiving read-aloud.” —ALA Booklist

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688162795
  • ISBN 10: 0688162797
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 10/14/1998
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 6 to 10
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Thanksgiving
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  • BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration

Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen

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