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on November 24, 2013
(Full disclosure: Author Shana Corey is a college friend of mine. That doesn't make this book any less awesome.)

The week of Thanksgiving, I always scramble through my sons' overcrowded, poorly organized bookshelves to find this book to read to them. It is the first of many family traditions that kick off the holiday season in our house. It tells the story of the first Macy's Parade, in 1924, and how this uniquely-American tradition wasn't actually American at all. Although young Milly and her papa, the characters who star in the story, are invented, it is true that the parade originated with the thousands of immigrants who worked for Macy's in the early and mid-1920s, as an effort to bring the diverse celebrations of their homelands to New York City.

The illustrations are beautiful, especially for anyone who loves vintage fashion, and I love being able to share a mostly-true story of cultural diversity in this country... especially to counter-balance all of the hardly-at-all-true baloney about Pilgrims and Indians that abounds in popular culture this time of year.
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on March 5, 2017
Love the history
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on October 13, 2010
This is a great book to read around Thanksgiving. I had never heard of the origin of Macy's Parade and the book does a great job of blending the actual facts into a story that can be read to children. I plan on sharing this book with my students this year before Thanksgiving so they understand that there is much more to Macy's Parade than Thanksgiving.
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on December 9, 2015
Great book that's goes perfectly with the holidays!
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on April 11, 2014
Great book to read to and give to my grandchildren because their Great Grandfather, Dennis Mulhearn, was in charge of the Macy's Parade for a number of years.
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on December 14, 2015
Great book and illustrations.
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on November 28, 2015
Excellent product and service.
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on December 10, 2013
Great story, with a nice message and some history. I have read this story to many children of various ages and they have all enjoyed it.
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on January 14, 2014
This book weaves a fictional story in with facts about the history of the Macy's Parade. The illustrations are lovely!
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on February 2, 2013
This was given to a granddaughter along with Ballons over Broadway. The books complimented one another and my Granddaughter enjoyed them both.
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