As Molly nears her first Thanksgiving in the New World, she doesn't find much to be thankful for. Her classmates giggle at her Yiddish accent and make fun of her unfamiliarity with American ways. Molly's embarrassed when her mother helps with a class Thanksgiving project by making a little doll that looks more Russian refugee than a New England Pilgrim. But that tiny modern-day Pilgrim just might help Molly to find a place for herself in America.
Sparkling new illustrations refresh this Thanksgiving classic based on the true experience of a member of Barbara Cohen's family. The touching story tells how recent immigrant Molly leads her third-grade class to discover that it takes all kinds of pilgrims to make a Thanksgiving. Originally published in 1983, Molly's Pilgrim inspired the 1986 Academy Award winning live-action short film.
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Already teased by her classmates because she is different, Molly is embarassed when her mother tries to help her out by creating a doll for the school Thanksgiving project who looks like her mother did when she arrived in the United States seeking religious freedom.… (more)