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The Pilgrims' first winter in America was hard. But the following year brought new friends and a magnificent harvest. To celebrate their blessings, the Pilgrims held a feast one we remember today as Thanksgiving.



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Jessica Gunderson

Jessica Gunderson grew up in the small town of Washburn, North Dakota. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota and an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has written more than seventy-five books for young readers. Her book President Lincoln's Killer and the America He Left Behind won a 2018 Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Silver Award. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.



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