While these books aren’t necessarily about Thanksgiving, we think they make us feel thankful! Thanksgiving is about not letting life get us down, and instead feeling grateful for what we have. Have a good Thanksgiving!
Full Cicada Moon
It’s 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town is enough to make her feel alien. Suddenly, Mimi’s appearance is all anyone notices.
The Story Of My Life (Helen Keller)
Helen Keller would not be bound by conditions. Rendered deaf and blind at 19 months by scarlet fever, she learned to read (in several languages) and even speak, eventually graduating with honors from Radcliffe College in 1904, where as a student she wrote The Story of My Life.
The Hunger Games
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Beautiful Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth, and headstrong Amy are the March sisters – four young ladies growing up in America, during the Civil War. Their father is away in the army and the three eldest girls must work to help their mother.
Meg dreams of owning a luxurious home, while Jo wants to become a famous writer. Beth would like nothing more than to spend her days caring for her family, while Amy is determined to be a great artist.
A Wrinkle In Time
Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure – one that will threaten their lives and our universe.