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November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bring the whole family to Magic City Books to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Traci Sorell, author of the picture books We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, and At The Mountain’s Base; and co-author with Charlene Willing McManis of the middle grade novel Indian No More.
Traci Sorell writes fiction and nonfiction books as well as poems for children. Traci’s lyrical story in verse, At the Mountain’s Base, illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre, celebrates the bonds of family and the bravery of history-making women pilots, including Millie Rexroat (Oglala Lakota). It received three starred trade reviews (School Library Journal, Booklist and Shelf Awareness). Her middle grade historical fiction novel, Indian No More, with Charlene Willing McManis, explores the impact of federal termination and relocation policies on an Umpqua family in the 1950s. Garnering positive reviews including a star from School Library Journal, Indian No More is also a Junior Library Guild selection.
Her debut nonfiction picture book, We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga (Charlesbridge Publishing) is a Junior Library Guild selection and winner of the 2018 Reading the West Picture Book Award. Traci is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and lives in northeastern Oklahoma where her tribe is located.
This event is free and open to the public.