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Thank You, Sarah

Written by Laurie Halse Anderson & illustrated by Matt Faulkner
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Relates how Sarah Hale, a magazine editor and author, persuaded President Lincoln to transform Thanksgiving Day into a national holiday.

What Kind of Book is Thank You, Sarah

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.0 / 7.0

Based on a true story that you probably have never heard of before, this book will introduce you to the woman whose persistence made Thanksgiving a national holiday, bringing the country all together to celebrate! The tone is empowering, and while historical, isn’t dull, plus the illustrations are great!

English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
5.5 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Thank You, Sarah

Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is a <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, <i>Chains </i>and <i>Speak</i>, were National Book Award finalists. <i>Chains</i> also received the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and Laurie was chosen for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Pennsylvania, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter @HalseAnderson, or visit her at

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Who Illustrated Thank You, Sarah

Matt Faulkner

Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator <b>Matt Faulkner</b> has illustrated twenty-nine books and written and illustrated seven more since he began his career back in 1985. Matt is married to author and librarian Kristen Remenar.

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