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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Regular price $ 17.99

by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac

Charlesbridge Publishing

9/4/2018, hardcover

SKU: 9781580897723


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.

Target age: 4-7


"A gracious, warm, and loving celebration of community and gratitude"-- Kirkus Reviews

"The book underscores the importance of traditions and carrying on a Cherokee way of life"-- Horn Book 

"This informative and authentic introduction to a thriving ancestral and ceremonial way of life is perfect for holiday and family sharing"-- School Library Journal

"An elegant representation"-- Shelf Awareness