Family Storytime: Skype with Traci Sorell, author.
January 15, 2020 –
Join us as Traci Sorrell shares her award-winning book, before answering questions from the audience.
A story about Ostaliheliga, a Cherokee word that is used to express gratitude, the book begins with the Cherokee New Year in the fall and then continues to show a variety of different moments in the Cherokee year. Kirkus Reviews says, the book is “ A gracious, warm, and loving celebration of community and gratitude.”
Cherokee Nation citizen and author Traci Sorell writes fiction and nonfiction books as well as poems for children. Her debut nonfiction picture book We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, illustrated by Frané Lessac, won an Orbis Pictus Honor, a Sibert Honor, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor along with four starred reviews. Last fall, Traci's two most recent books came out and both have received multiple starred reviews. Kokila Books published Traci’s lyrical story in verse, At the Mountain’s Base, illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva), and Tu Books released Indian No More, a historical fiction middle grade novel that she co-authored with the late Charlene Willing McManis (Umpqua). A former federal Indian law attorney and advocate, Traci lives in northeastern Oklahoma where her tribe is located. (All Ages)