At this special time of the year, we have so much to be thankful for. I'm thankful for my God, my family, my friends, America, and the men and women who faced the unknown to settle this new land. They were a lot braver than I am.
Many good books have been written about the Pilgrims and their adventures. The Mayflower People Triumphs & Tragedies by Anna W. Hale is one that I enjoyed. It's only 93 pages and perfect for young readers.
From the back cover. "In the year 1620 a very mixed group of separatists, adventurers and paid crew members crossed the Atlantic in the overcrowded Mayflower. This is the true story (based on historic journals, records, letters) of that voyage and the fortuitous landing at the "wrong place," where these people would find a great friend in a native called Squanto."