{"id":7568383934701,"title":"Keepunumuk","handle":"keepunumuk","description":"\u003ch6\u003eComing August 2, 2022. Preorder today!\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003eKeepunumuk\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eWeeâchumun's Thanksgiving Story\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/danielle-greendeer\"\u003e Danielle Greendeer\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/anthony-perry\"\u003eAnthony Perry\u003c\/a\u003e, and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/alexis-bunten\"\u003eAlexis Bunten\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/gary-meeches-sr\"\u003eGary Meeches Sr.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e \u003cb\u003eIn this Wampanoag story told in a Native tradition, two kids from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe learn the story of Weeâchumun (corn) and the first Thanksgiving. \u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Thanksgiving story that most Americans know celebrates the Pilgrims. But without members of the Wampanoag tribe who already lived on the land where the Pilgrims settled, the Pilgrims would never have made it through their first winter. And without Weeâchumun (corn), the Native people wouldn't have helped.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAn important picture book honoring both the history and tradition that surrounds the story of the first Thanksgiving. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/keepunumuk.com\/%20target=\" new=\"\"\u003eCheck out \u003c\/a\u003e the \u003ci\u003eKeepunumuk\u003c\/i\u003e website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/we-are-grateful-otsaliheliga\"\u003eWe Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/we-are-still-here\"\u003eWe Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/powwow-day\"\u003ePowwow Day\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/keepunumuk-spread.jpg?v=1643818261\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/keepunumuk-cover.jpg?v=1643818260\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/keepunumuk-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1643818260\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/keepunumuk-activity-kit.pdf?v=1655835570\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDanielle Greendeer, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDanielle Greendeer is a citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation and works in the areas of tribal governance, cultural perpetuation, and food sovereignty. She lives in Mashpee, Massachusetts. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/danielle-greendeer\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Danielle.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnthony Perry, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnthony Perry is a Chickasaw citizen and author of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eChula the Fox\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, an award winning middle-grade historical-fiction book. He lives in London. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/anthony-perry\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Anthony.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAlexis Bunten, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAlexis Bunten, Yu'pik and Unangan, authored the award-winning nonfiction book, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eSo How Long Have You Been Native? Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. She lives in Monterey, California.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/alexis-bunten\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Alexis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGary Meeches Sr., illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eGarry Meeches Sr. (Anishinaabe) was born on the Long Plains reserve in southern Manitoba, Canada. His style is reminiscent of the plains style of art and evokes the Eastern Woodlands tradition. He lives in Connecticut, and this is his first picture book.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/gary-meeches-sr\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Gary.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Thanksgiving story, told from the perspective of the Wampanoag people.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA Wamponoag grandmother plants her garden with weeâchumun (corn), beans, and squash, or the Three Sisters. When her grandchildren ask to hear the story of Thanksgiving, N8hkumuhs tells them that their people call it Keepunumuk, “the time of harvest,” and explains what really happened. The tale opens with Seagull warning Weeâchumun—depicted as a woman with a translucent body—of the Pilgrims’ arrival; Weeâchumun worries because many of the First Peoples who cared for her have gone to the Spirit World, and she fears this will be her last winter. Fox keeps an eye out and in spring tells Weeâchumun and her sisters that the newcomers endured a hard winter; many died. Weeâchumun and her sisters want to help: “We will send the First Peoples to help the newcomers.” The Wampanoag people teach the survivors how to plant corn, beans, and squash. The settlers hold a feast to celebrate the harvest; though it’s remembered by many as the first Thanksgiving, backmatter explains that because of the disease and warfare brought by the settlers, for the Wampanoag people, it is remembered as a day of mourning. Rich, saturated acrylics imbued with a touch of magic add to the vibrancy of this important, beautiful story.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA much-needed Thanksgiving retelling that centers the Wamponoag people. (glossary, information on the Wampanoag map, recipes) (Picture book. 3-7)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis picture book features a contemporary Wampanoag grandmother and her grandchildren. N8hkumuhs shares the story of the Three Sisters—Corn, Beans, and Squash—and the first Thanksgiving,known as “Keepunumuk” by the Wampanoag people. The book transitions into a combination of history and storytelling about contact between the “First Peoples” and the newcomers. This format will be novel to some young children given the setting and timeframe of the story, though the book attempts to differentiate the parts that are the story by changing the typeface and including ethereal-like images of the Three Sisters. “Before You Begin” and “Important Words to Know” sections also provide context. Rich back matter includes more information about the Wampanoag tribes, a traditional recipe, and a photo and information about the real Maple and Quill, the grandchildren in the story. Overall, this story is a good addition for the historical knowledge of the first Thanksgiving from the Wampanoag viewpoint.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVERDICT A good choice for libraries striving to share Indigenous perspectives.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e978-1-62354-290-0\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e978-1-63289-921-7\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\" title=\"E-book\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 3-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e11 x 8\u003csup data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\/\u003c\/span\u003e\u003csub data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2022-02-16T10:11:59-05:00","created_at":"2022-02-02T15:21:24-05:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Fiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Diversity","Browse by Subject_Food \u0026 Nutrition","Browse by Subject_Gardening","Browse by Subject_History \u0026 Biography","Browse by Subject_Holidays","Browse by Subject_Social Studies\/Cultures","Browse by Subject_Story Time \u0026 Play"],"price":1699,"price_min":1699,"price_max":1699,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":42393416794349,"title":"Hardcover","option1":"Hardcover","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"42900","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":{"id":36553393635565,"product_id":7568383934701,"position":1,"created_at":"2022-02-02T15:29:07-05:00","updated_at":"2022-02-02T15:29:09-05:00","alt":null,"width":600,"height":464,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/keepunumuk-cover.jpg?v=1643833749","variant_ids":[42393416794349]},"available":true,"name":"Keepunumuk - Hardcover","public_title":"Hardcover","options":["Hardcover"],"price":1699,"weight":369,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":7,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"9781623542900","featured_media":{"alt":null,"id":29110318891245,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.293,"height":464,"width":600,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/keepunumuk-cover.jpg?v=1643833749"}},"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/keepunumuk-cover.jpg?v=1643833749"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/keepunumuk-cover.jpg?v=1643833749","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":29110318891245,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.293,"height":464,"width":600,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/keepunumuk-cover.jpg?v=1643833749"},"aspect_ratio":1.293,"height":464,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/keepunumuk-cover.jpg?v=1643833749","width":600}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003ch6\u003eComing August 2, 2022. Preorder today!\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003eKeepunumuk\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eWeeâchumun's Thanksgiving Story\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/danielle-greendeer\"\u003e Danielle Greendeer\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/anthony-perry\"\u003eAnthony Perry\u003c\/a\u003e, and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/alexis-bunten\"\u003eAlexis Bunten\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/gary-meeches-sr\"\u003eGary Meeches Sr.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e \u003cb\u003eIn this Wampanoag story told in a Native tradition, two kids from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe learn the story of Weeâchumun (corn) and the first Thanksgiving. \u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Thanksgiving story that most Americans know celebrates the Pilgrims. But without members of the Wampanoag tribe who already lived on the land where the Pilgrims settled, the Pilgrims would never have made it through their first winter. And without Weeâchumun (corn), the Native people wouldn't have helped.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAn important picture book honoring both the history and tradition that surrounds the story of the first Thanksgiving. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/keepunumuk.com\/%20target=\" new=\"\"\u003eCheck out \u003c\/a\u003e the \u003ci\u003eKeepunumuk\u003c\/i\u003e website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/we-are-grateful-otsaliheliga\"\u003eWe Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/we-are-still-here\"\u003eWe Are Still Here! 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She lives in Mashpee, Massachusetts. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/danielle-greendeer\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Danielle.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnthony Perry, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnthony Perry is a Chickasaw citizen and author of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eChula the Fox\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, an award winning middle-grade historical-fiction book. He lives in London. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/anthony-perry\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Anthony.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAlexis Bunten, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAlexis Bunten, Yu'pik and Unangan, authored the award-winning nonfiction book, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eSo How Long Have You Been Native? Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. She lives in Monterey, California.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/alexis-bunten\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Alexis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGary Meeches Sr., illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eGarry Meeches Sr. (Anishinaabe) was born on the Long Plains reserve in southern Manitoba, Canada. His style is reminiscent of the plains style of art and evokes the Eastern Woodlands tradition. He lives in Connecticut, and this is his first picture book.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/gary-meeches-sr\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Gary.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Thanksgiving story, told from the perspective of the Wampanoag people.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA Wamponoag grandmother plants her garden with weeâchumun (corn), beans, and squash, or the Three Sisters. 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Keepunumuk

Weeâchumun's Thanksgiving Story

By:  Danielle GreendeerAnthony Perry, and Alexis Bunten / Illustrated by: Gary Meeches Sr.

In this Wampanoag story told in a Native tradition, two kids from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe learn the story of Weeâchumun (corn) and the first Thanksgiving. 

The Thanksgiving story that most Americans know celebrates the Pilgrims. But without members of the Wampanoag tribe who already lived on the land where the Pilgrims settled, the Pilgrims would never have made it through their first winter. And without Weeâchumun (corn), the Native people wouldn't have helped.
 
An important picture book honoring both the history and tradition that surrounds the story of the first Thanksgiving. 

Check out the Keepunumuk website.

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Danielle Greendeer, author

Danielle Greendeer is a citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation and works in the areas of tribal governance, cultural perpetuation, and food sovereignty. She lives in Mashpee, Massachusetts.

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Anthony Perry, author

Anthony Perry is a Chickasaw citizen and author of Chula the Fox, an award winning middle-grade historical-fiction book. He lives in London.

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Alexis Bunten, author

Alexis Bunten, Yu'pik and Unangan, authored the award-winning nonfiction book, So How Long Have You Been Native? Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide. She lives in Monterey, California.

Read more about Alexis.


Gary Meeches Sr., illustrator

Garry Meeches Sr. (Anishinaabe) was born on the Long Plains reserve in southern Manitoba, Canada. His style is reminiscent of the plains style of art and evokes the Eastern Woodlands tradition. He lives in Connecticut, and this is his first picture book.

Read more about Gary.

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Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The Thanksgiving story, told from the perspective of the Wampanoag people.

A Wamponoag grandmother plants her garden with weeâchumun (corn), beans, and squash, or the Three Sisters. When her grandchildren ask to hear the story of Thanksgiving, N8hkumuhs tells them that their people call it Keepunumuk, “the time of harvest,” and explains what really happened. The tale opens with Seagull warning Weeâchumun—depicted as a woman with a translucent body—of the Pilgrims’ arrival; Weeâchumun worries because many of the First Peoples who cared for her have gone to the Spirit World, and she fears this will be her last winter. Fox keeps an eye out and in spring tells Weeâchumun and her sisters that the newcomers endured a hard winter; many died. Weeâchumun and her sisters want to help: “We will send the First Peoples to help the newcomers.” The Wampanoag people teach the survivors how to plant corn, beans, and squash. The settlers hold a feast to celebrate the harvest; though it’s remembered by many as the first Thanksgiving, backmatter explains that because of the disease and warfare brought by the settlers, for the Wampanoag people, it is remembered as a day of mourning. Rich, saturated acrylics imbued with a touch of magic add to the vibrancy of this important, beautiful story.

A much-needed Thanksgiving retelling that centers the Wamponoag people. (glossary, information on the Wampanoag map, recipes) (Picture book. 3-7)

School Library Journal

This picture book features a contemporary Wampanoag grandmother and her grandchildren. N8hkumuhs shares the story of the Three Sisters—Corn, Beans, and Squash—and the first Thanksgiving,known as “Keepunumuk” by the Wampanoag people. The book transitions into a combination of history and storytelling about contact between the “First Peoples” and the newcomers. This format will be novel to some young children given the setting and timeframe of the story, though the book attempts to differentiate the parts that are the story by changing the typeface and including ethereal-like images of the Three Sisters. “Before You Begin” and “Important Words to Know” sections also provide context. Rich back matter includes more information about the Wampanoag tribes, a traditional recipe, and a photo and information about the real Maple and Quill, the grandchildren in the story. Overall, this story is a good addition for the historical knowledge of the first Thanksgiving from the Wampanoag viewpoint.

VERDICT A good choice for libraries striving to share Indigenous perspectives.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-290-0

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ISBN: 978-1-63289-921-7
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Ages: 3-7
Page count: 32
11 x 81/2

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