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Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey

Title

Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey

Authors

Joy Cowley

Illustrator

Joe Cepeda

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780590469760

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Trouble ensues when Papa gets Miguel a turkey to fatten up for Thanksgiving and Miguel develops an attachment to it.

Grade Level

PK-1

Lexile Measure

470L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Kinship care; Multiracial; single father; grandparents raising grandchild; aunt raising nephew; multiracial community

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Puerto Rican)

Family Formation

multigenerational

Awards

American Booksellers Pick of the Lists, Fall, 1996
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of the Social Studies, 1996

Keywords

turkey; Thanksgiving day; New York; apartment; pet; blessing; church; Christianity; thief

Diversity Impact

indirect

Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey


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