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Score by Mo Willems; performance by Amber Ren

Celebrate the arts and creativity with this ode to the many people that inspire and contribute to bringing music to life.

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More December selections

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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