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Rethinking Thanksgiving: History, Holidays, and Gratitude - A Virtual Author Visit with Kate Messner & Traci Sorell
Join Kate Messner and Traci Sorell for a 45-minute virtual author visit focused on the real history of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people, the myth of the "First Thanksgiving," and modern-day Native traditions of gratitude.

Kate Messner is the author of more than fifty books for young readers, including the acclaimed HISTORY SMASHERS series, which is aimed at unraveling historical myths and sharing hidden truths. Kate will share her research for HISTORY SMASHERS: THE MAYFLOWER, which takes a closer look at the story of the "First Thanksgiving" and shares the true story of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag people. Webinar participants will be invited to test their Mayflower-Myth knowledge through interactive quizzes.

Traci Sorell is the author of the Sibert-Honor picture book WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA and several other works for young readers that celebrate Indigenous cultures. Traci will talk about Native perspectives on Thanksgiving, using a scene from her 2020 Global Read Aloud selection INDIAN NO MORE as a jumping off point. She'll share her Cherokee tribe's views on gratitude along with a partial read-aloud of WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA.

Each author will present for about 15 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Q&A with participants.This webinar is designed for readers in grades 3-7 learning with teachers at school or with caregivers at home. (An adult must register for the webinar.) As always, live ASL interpreting will be provided.

The webinar will be recorded. A link to a FREE video replay will be emailed to all registrants the day after the event (available through November 30).

PLEASE NOTE: Each registration is good for login on one device ONLY for the live webinar, so each class/teacher/family logging in will need to register separately. The video replay, however, may be shared within your school network and may be viewed multiple times on different devices.

Nov 3, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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