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First Lady Jane Beshear releases Thanksgiving reading list

If you're looking for something for your kids to read while they are lounging around this Thanksgiving break, you may want to consider First Lady Jane Beshear's Thanksgiving themed 2012 reading list. She announced her top 10 picks Wednesday morning.

"The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for reflection, celebration and gratitude," said Mrs. Beshear.  "It is an excellent opportunity to teach students lessons of cooperation and how to respect the environment.  Many of my selections on this list highlight Native American culture and emphasize the art of storytelling and the importance of nature in our lives."

Mrs. Beshear introduced the Reading Recommendations program in the summer of 2009 and issues reading lists four times per year.

Here is the list:

1. "Brother Eagle, Sister Sky" by Susan Jeffers (Ages 4 – 8)
2. "The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper (Ages 12 & up)
3. "Corn is Maize" by Aliki (Ages 4 – 8)
4. "Ten Little Rabbits" by Virginia Grossman (Ages 1 & up)
5.  "If You Were At The First Thanksgiving" by Anne Kamma (Ages 6 – 10)
6. "The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce: A Pilgrim Boy, Plymouth, 1620" by Ann Rinaldi (9-12)
7. "Arrow to the Sun" by Gerald Dermott (Ages 3 – 6)
8. "Arilla Sun Down" by Virgina Hamilton (Grades 9 - 12)
9.  "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims" by B.G. Hennessey (Ages 2 – 5)
10. "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush" by Tomie dePaola (Ages 4 – 8)

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