Traci Sorell, author
Traci Sorell is the award-winning author of We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, a Sibert, Orbis Pictus, and Boston Globe-Horn Book honor book; At the Mountain's Base; and co-wrote Indian No More. She is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and lives in Oklahoma, where her tribe is located.
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Frané Lessac, illustrator
Frané Lessac is the award-winning illustrator of We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga—a Sibert, Orbis Pictus, and Boston Globe-Horn Book honor book—and more than forty other books for children. She lives in Australia, and her work has taken her on many adventures in numerous countries.
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- A 2021 Junior Library Guild pick
School Library Journal, starred review
Students at the Native Nations Community School share presentations about the history, present, and future of Indigenous communities. The vivid artwork features a simple, bold style. The narrative starts with a general introduction of Native Nations in the United States. Each presentation contains illustrations with the student’s name, an overview of the subject, a brief list of the impact that the concept or historical moment had on Native American people, and the refrain “We Are Still Here!” The last pages show students and their families with a variety of skin tones and physical abilities studying the presentations on topics that include sovereign rights and relocation. Additional information, a time line, a glossary, sources, and an author’s note offer further context. The lyrical text and jewel-tone illustrations elegantly work together to stirringly portray the ongoing fight for Native American recognition and rights. VERDICT An essential purchase for introducing the impact laws and treaties had and continue to have on Native Nations.
ISBN: 978-1-63289-973-6 EPUB
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Page count: 40
91/2 x 101/2