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The Classic Jewish Children's Novel for Thanksgiving, Molly's Pilgrim

Friday, November 21, 2014 | Permalink

Posted by Chava Lansky

With Thanksgiving approaching it’s time to pull the classic Jewish children’s novel Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen off the shelf. This touching tale tells the story of Molly, a young girl who’s just moved with her family to the U.S. from Russia to escape anti-Semitism and winds up as the only Jewish child in her third-grade class. She’s bullied in her new school for old-world clothes and accent. But when she’s asked to make a pilgrim doll as a Thanksgiving assignment, she helps her peers to discover that Thanksgiving is really a celebration of all kinds of pilgrims.

This sweet novel for readers aged six to ten will give children a Jewish perspective on the Thanksgiving holiday while teaching them about diversity and acceptance. The perfect gift to keep the young ones busy at the Thanksgiving table.

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