Thank You, Sarah!

Illustrated by Matt Faulkner

We the people of the United States… almost lost Thanksgiving?

Yes. That’s right!

Way back when “skirts were long and hats were tall” Americans were forgetting Thanksgiving, and nobody seemed to care!

Thankfully, Sarah Hale appeared. More steadfast than Plymouth Rock, this lady editor knew the holiday needed saving. But would her recipe for rescue ever convince Congress and the presidents?

Join Laurie on a journey of a woman and a pen that spanned four decades, the Civil War, and five presidents, all so you could have your turkey and eat it too!

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Praise for Thank You, Sarah!

“Anderson turns a little-known historical tidbit into a fresh, funny, and inspirational alternative to the standard Thanksgiving stories.”
—School Library Journal

“This tale of a little-known historical heroine touts the power of the pen and persistence. … A hilarious spread of presidents Taylor and Filmore passing the buck to Pierce (Lincoln finally makes the day official in 1863) typifies the balance of humor and history in this snappy volume.”
—Publishers Weekly

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