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How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story



Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Eve Bunting
Date of Publication:
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Grade Level: 5th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Nov. 2001, Nov. 2000

Synopsis: After the police come, the family is forced to flee their Caribbean island and set sail for America in a small fishing boat. Other refugees crowd the boat and the voyage is a long one, but when the family finally arrives they discover it's a special day in more ways than one.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  What are you really thankful for? Make and share an illustrated list.
•  Draw out a map of their journey--where did they go, what happened, where?

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!