Author: Joseph Bruchac
Illustrator: Greg Shed
Publisher: Harcourt Books
Publication Date: 2000
Genre: Multi-Cultural, Picture Book, Historical
Awards: ABA’s Pick of the List, Knickerbocker Award, NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
Overview: A story about Squanto and his interactions with the English settlers. While he encounters hardships and triumphs, he is able to become a peacemaker between Indian tribes and the English, and eventually they are able to indulge in Thanksgiving together.
Activity: Have students write a thank-you letter to Squanto, for keeping the peace and for creating the first thanksgiving. Then have students write cards to others whom they are thankful for.
Reviewer’s Name: Kristen