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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Written by Traci Sorell and illustrated by Frané Lessac
Published by Charlesbridge
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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.

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Who Wrote We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Traci Sorell

Traci Sorell began writing for young people when she saw a lack of children’s books featuring Native Americans to share with her son. She is an enrolled Cherokee Nation citizen and lives in northeastern Oklahoma where her tribe is located. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga is her first picture book.

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Who Illustrated We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Frané Lessac

I grew up in a small town on top of the Palisades in New Jersey. From my bedroom window, I could see the famous skyscraper skyline of New York City. In the hot summer months I could hear the shrieks of people riding on the roller coaster at a nearby amusement park.

My work has led me on many adventures in numerous countries. Traveling continues to be a major source of inspiration for my work as I render my impression of a country and its way of life in oil and gouache paintings. My greatest ambition is to instill pride and self-esteem in children about their unique heritage and their own ability to capture in it pictures and words.

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September 4, 2018