Two Kettles

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Two Kettles

Two Kettles

Two Kettles

Two Kettles

Two Kettles

Historical (fiction), 2,199 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 670L
Multilevel Book also available in levels S and Y

Brought together by circumstances beyond their control, two young girls, one English and one Native American, work to prepare dishes to be served at a feast that years later would be known as the first Thanksgiving. Emotions such as curiosity, resentment, apprehension, and nervousness all come to the surface in each girl as they work quietly side by side. In the process of laboring all day long together, a near tragedy forms a bond of friendship that will last forever, despite the future uncertainty of their family relations. Illustrations support the text.