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Rethinking Thanksgiving

We wanted to make sure our readers knew about the “Rethinking Thanksgiving” webinar hosted by authors Kate Messner and Traci Sorell on Thursday, November 12th. This interactive and accessible event ($15.00) is designed for students in grades 3-7, along with their teachers and caregivers. If you and your students can’t participate live, a recording will be made available to those who have registered.

On our blog, we are committed to reframing American history and centering the experiences and histories of Indigenous people. Below, we’ve included links to recent blog entries on works of fiction and nonfiction by Indigenous authors that can help you do this work in your classroom.

When We are Kind (2020)

We are Water Protectors (2020)

Fry Bread (2019)

Indian No More (2019)

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People (2019)

Mary Ann Cappiello About Mary Ann Cappiello

Mary Ann is a professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former public school language arts and humanities teacher, she is a passionate advocate for and commentator on children’s books. Mary Ann is the co-author of Teaching with Text Sets (2013) and Teaching to Complexity (2015) and Text Sets in Action: Pathways Through Content Area Literacy (Stenhouse, 2021). She has been a guest on public radio and a consultant to public television. From 2015-2018, Mary Ann was a member of the National Council of Teachers of English's Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction (K-8) Committee, serving two years as chair.