Thanksgiving books

Thanksgiving books

The happy-pilgrims-and-Indians narrative common in preschool Thanksgiving books really bothers me, for a lot of reasons—here’s a start on some of them. I don’t want to hand this myth down to my kids. But if you celebrate Thanksgiving, books about the people we love, the bounty in our lives, and our gratitude for what’s going right are a joy to share with children. Here are some board books that might suit the occasion…

Shakespeare donates royalties

This isn't directly related to the selection of books for little people, but when a natural disaster sits on your city, it's hard for that not to permeate everything in the immediate aftermath. This is a story about deciding how to approach a necessary, moral call to community engagement with a business that is neither established nor terribly relevant to immediate needs. Since Behowl the Moon was launched by (virtual) community support, I want to share my thinking when it comes to passing that on to others. Be warned, this is a very long post, and I've organized it by topics so you can skip to what you care about.