A New Thanksgiving Story (Activity)Sunday, May 7 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Creativity (on) Center
- Native American
Alexis Bunten’s Keepunumuk: Weeâchumun’s Thanksgiving Story (cowritten with Danielle Greendeer and Anthony Perry) is the inclusive Thanksgiving story today’s parents, teachers, and children have been waiting for. This story is narrated by a Wampanoag grandmother, who explains to her grandchildren about their people’s long history with the land, their special relationship with the Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash), and why Keepunumuk (Thanksgiving) has become known among their people as a day of mourning. Join Bunten for a Story Time Circle reading of Keepunumuk, followed by a hands-on project for kids and families in Creativity (on) Center that will reinforce the story’s powerful themes of history and connection. Ages 3–7.
Book signing information: Folio Books, in the park