Book Talk Tuesday...and a giveaway!

So here's what I'm sharing! Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson

Don't throw tomatoes or anything, but I just read this book for the first time on Monday! Like seriously. I forgot I even had it and I was doing a lesson on Sarah Hale and why Thanksgiving is a holiday...and I spotted this book in the class'd think I would have read it before making the unit huh???
I grabbed it from the shelf...
let's be honest...
at first glance it looks kinda dull
One of my boys asked if it would be boring
I said it wasn't a funny book (apparently I stick to funny books when I read aloud and they are spoiled)
So I start reading...Oh.My. This book is hilarious! Seriously!
We laughed at the illustrations and text on every page! It's chock full of facts, the caricatures are hilarious, and I love the humor kids don't get!
Thank You, Sarah...
If you've avoided this book too...let me persuade you to read it aloud!
I'm giving away my newest pack...I've been using it all this week, in fact, I'll be teaching it to five different classes! If you haven't read much on Sarah Hale, let me tell you, she will be your idol! I dug deep into her beliefs and how she fought with her pen while writing my minibook, not to mention the lady almost singlehandedly got the President to agree to make Thanksgiving a national holiday, write Mary Had a Little Lamb-I'm biased-fought for playgrounds at schools, education for women, and maintaining national monuments all while raising 5 kids alone during the Civil War era!

Just comment below telling me your favorite part of this book and I'll choose a random winner on Friday!


  1. This is too funny that you chose to post this today, since I just read aloud the book to my class as well. I have loved Thank You, Sara since my Children's Literature professor read it aloud in my class. Sarah is pretty darn cool! Every year I read it, my class tends to focus on really connect with a different page or portion of the book. This year, the illustration with poor Buchanan who, 'had a lot on his mind' was a perfect segway into our lesson on figurative language. I LOVE the almost political cartoony feel of that illustration!
    Your unit looks absolutely amazing and I'll certainly be wish listing it to purchase in the future.
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  2. Hmmmm...I have not actually heard about this book...until now!

  3. I have not heard of this book before but I am on my way to the library to see if I zcan check it out!!! I can't hardly wait to read it with my darlings to find out about all of th fun!!! Thanks for sharing this book with me!!!!

  4. What an awesome book and unit! I've never heard of this book before, but as soon as I get to school today, I will be heckling the library! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. My favorite part of the book is that the main character is a woman. It is important for the students to know that even at a time when men were "running the show" a woman stood up for what she thought was important and persuaded others to agree with her.
    Thanks for creating such a great product!

  6. You've just made me add something to my Amazon wish list. This sounds like a good one. I'd love to have your unit - it sounds like a good one, too! Sara

  7. I have this book! I love your speech bubbles =)

  8. I haven't heard of this book, but now I am ordering it on Amazon. :) I like how it's not "just" about the Pilgrims and Native Americans. Thanks for the tip of this great Thanksgiving book and the chance to win!

  9. I am not familiar with this book so I am on my way to see if the library has a copy. If not I am going to check out Amazon!

  10. I'm also not familiar with this book, but I'm so glad to learn about it from you blog! Thank you so much! :)


  11. Have never heard of the book until now... will definitely be getting myself a copy though!! Thanks for the recommendation :-)

  12. I've never read it, but I will have to check it out.

  13. I love the whole way to pick a favorite.

  14. LOVE the book!!! No particular favorite part...just the whole thing!!

  15. We used it to introduce literary non fiction this week!!

  16. I love the part when they are looking for a superhero to save Thanksgiving and they choose Sarah and say, "that you should never underestimate dainty little ladies!" Patrice Mortson at Happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. Can't wait to get to school tomorrow and read my copy. I guess I've overlooked it because the cover didn't draw me in.

  19. Never read it, but looks good!

  20. I like the way the book begins. The book is great for teaching about women and history


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