Mollys Pilgrim by Barbara CohenA 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 doesnt find much to be thankful for. Her classmates giggle at her Yiddish accent and make fun of her unfamiliarity with American ways.
Mollys embarassed 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, Mollys Pilgrim inspired the 1986 Academy Award-winning live-action short film.
The Voyage of the Pilgrims
Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants. But what does that mean to 3-, 6-, or year-old? Or the proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. Maybe they know someone who recently immigrated to the U. More recently, my older great aunts, distant uncles, and second cousins are moving back to Korea — a boomerang-like twist on the age-old immigrant tale.
My name is Elizabeth Hopkins, and when I was six years old I made the voyage with my family to go to the new world because it would have freedom a.
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Chances are, your kids and maybe even you! Here, the Thanksgiving story for kids. Long ago, in the early s, a group of people in England wanted to pray and worship God in their own way. The King controlled the Church of England, and everyone was ordered to go to the same type of church. Anyone who dared to disobey would be sent to jail. The group of people who wanted to free the Church of England from the King's rule, making it "pure" were known as the Puritans. To escape the rule of the King and his church, around men, women and children left their homeland, with their dream of religious freedom.