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Picture Books By Topic: thankfulness
By: Vera Williams
Description: Grandparents, families, cooperation, saving, goal-setting A girl, her mother, and grandmother all contribute coins to the coin jar that will buy a new chair for mama after a fire destroys their possessions.
Topics: cities, extended family, fears, making a difference, perseverance, thankfulness, wisdom
By: Trish Cooke
Illustrated by: Paul Howard
Description: Sunday Dinner at Grandma's house. Multi-cultural (Af. Am.) out of print
Topics: African-American, extended family, grandmother, intergenerational, multicultural, thankfulness, traditions
By: Warren Hanson
Description: Joy of giving, creating a better world, leaving a legacy Kiki, an older woman, knits thousands of hats to give away and urges others to share them also.
Topics: community, intergenerational, late-life happiness, legacy, making a difference, older role model, thankfulness, wisdom
By: Matt de la Peῆa, Christian Robinson
Description: Multi-cultural (Af. Am.), grandson and grandma, city living, jealousy, thankfulness, volunteerism
Topics: African-American, cities, community, grandmother/grandson, jealousy, multicultural, thankfulness, volunteerism
By: Patricia Polacco
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Description: Friends & friendship, community, caring for others, cats & kittens, multi-cultural (African-Am. & Jewish). A lifelong and caring friendship between young Larnel and his neighbor Mrs. Katz. Many books by Patricia Polacco feature Positive Aging and intergenerational relationships–such as Chicken Sunday and The Bee Tree.
Ages: 3-6, 6-9
Topics: African-American, community, family heritage, history, intergenerational, multicultural, neighbors, older role model, thankfulness, traditions
By: Debby Atwell
Description: New immigrants from Eastern Europe prepare their first Thanksgiving dinner in America. They welcome two strangers to their private celebration when they show up at the door to their cafe.
Ages: 3-6, 6-9
Topics: community, holidays, multicultural, thankfulness, traditions