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Book of the Month

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

By Traci Sorell; illustrated by Frané Lessac

Celebrate community and gratitude with the Cherokee people who reflect daily on the blessings and challenges each season brings with the phrase “Otsaliheliga,” or “we are grateful.”

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Author Traci Sorell

Cherokee Picture Book Shares Lessons of Gratitude for Thanksgiving and All Year Long

Traci Sorell was born and raised in the Cherokee Nation and began writing for children when she noticed a lack of books that feature contemporary Native Americans. NEA Today spoke to Sorrell about We Are Grateful: Ostaliheliga and the lessons it contains.

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