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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

By  Traci Sorell , Illustrated By  Frane Lessac
$ 17.99
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The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.


The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. Beginning in the fall with the new year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences. Written by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, this look at one group of Native Americans is appended with a glossary and the complete Cherokee syllabary, originally created by Sequoyah.


"A gracious, warm, and loving celebration of community and gratitude"—Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW

"The book underscores the importance of traditions and carrying on a Cherokee way of life"—Horn Book STARRED REVIEW

"This informative and authentic introduction to a thriving ancestral and ceremonial way of life is perfect for holiday and family sharing"—School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW

"An elegant representation"—Shelf Awareness STARRED REVIEW

Traci Sorell writes fiction and nonfiction for children featuring contemporary characters and compelling biographies. She is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and lives in northeastern Oklahoma, where her tribe is located.

Frané Lessac is the illustrator of more than forty books for children. She has lived on the small Caribbean island of Montserrat, in London, and in Australia, and her work has taken her on many adventures in numerous countries. www.franelessac.com

ISBN: 9781580897723

ISBN-10: 9781580897723

Publisher: Charlesbridge

Publication Date: 09/04/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/04/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 32

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / Native American

Juvenile Nonfiction / Concepts / Seasons

Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Values & Virtues