Mary's First Thanksgiving introduces readers to a modern-day pilgrim girl named Mary who loves her new home in America. But now it's Thanksgiving time, and her family has little food. So her father tells a story of how the Pilgrims struggled when they first came to America. The seeds they brought with them wouldn't grow. Native Americans showed the new settlers how to make the soil grow crops. That instruction helped, but the Pilgrims still faced hardships. There were times when they had barely enough food. But five kernels of corn helped the Pilgrims survive and made their faith stronger. Will the legend of the five kernels help grow a new faith in Mary too?