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Suggested Books to Read to children about the faith journey the Pilgrims took to America

Updated: Jan 31, 2023



I wrote a post about the religious roots of the thanksgiving holiday that are often forgotten. For more about that and how you can share the journey for religious freedom of the Pilgrims, see that post here: https://brunkle1990.wixsite.com/website-3/post/the-religious-roots-of-thanksgiving


Here are some suggested books that mention the spiritual significant of the Pilgrim’s journey and how they were fleeing Europe for religious freedom:

  1. Pilgrim Voices: Our First Year in the New World edited by Connie & Peter Roop (uses the Pilgrims’ own words to tell the story)

  2. Squanto’s Journey by Joseph Bruchac

  3. The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern

  4. The Pilgrims of Plymouth by Marcia Sewall

  5. The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross and Carolyn Croll

  6. Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas

  7. Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla

  8. The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh

  9. Thanksgiving Primer - Plimouth Plantation by Veritas Press

  10. Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock? by Jean Fritz

  11. Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret Pumphery

  12. Pilgrim Voices: Our First Year in the New World edited by Connie & Peter Roop (uses the Pilgrims’ own words to tell the story)

  13. Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple by Kathryn Lasky

Other Thanksgiving books, which are original sources:

  1. Of Plymouth Plantation - by William Bradford (Bradford’s original journal)

  2. Pilgrim Story compiled by William Atwood - First person account as told by Governor Bradford and Governor Winslow

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