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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

picturebook

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Kinship care; single father; grandparents raising grandchild; aunt raising nephew

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Puerto Ricans

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

American Booksellers Pick of the Lists, Fall, 1996
Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of the Social Studies, 1996
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

turkey; Thanksgiving day; New York

Diversity Impact

indirect

Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey

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