We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

by Traci Sorell illustrated by Frané Lessac


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  • Item #061911 in Online-Only Online-Only
    • Grades: PreK - 1
    • Ages: 4 - 7
    Sibert Informational Book Honor ; American Indian Youth Literature Honor
    • Format: Paperback Book
      Paperback Book
Short Summary
These Cherokee expressions of gratitude for the blessings of every season offer a powerful glimpse into modern Native American life.

Good For:
Loving Celebration of Community, Holiday and Family Sharing, Understanding Cherokee Culture, Profound Exploration of the Seasons

Topics and Themes:
Cherokee Nation, Seasons, Gratitude, Reverence for Nature

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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 in 1821.
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Product Details

    • Grades: PreK - 1
    • Ages: 4 - 7
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 9 1/2"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-60209-8