Rivka's First Thanksgiving: A PJ Library Book Recommendation

Rivka's First Thanksgiving tells the story of a young girl who convinces her family, rabbi, and community that Thanksgiving is an appropriate holiday for all Americans to celebrate, especially Jewish immigrants to the United States.  Rivka's First Thanksgiving is a recommended read of the PJ Library Program. 

Rivka's First Thanksgiving is a picture book written by Elsa Okon Rael and illustrated by Maryann Kovalski.  32 Pages.  Appropriate for children ages 5 - 8.  A detailed review of the book is linked to this entry.  


Area of Work

  • EC - Early Childhood
  • FE - Family Engagement
  • DS&Y - Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • CL - Congregational Learning
  • AS&B - After School and Beyond

Resource Type

  • Book

Resource Topic

  • Gratitude
  • Holidays


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