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Powwow Day written by Traci Sorell, and illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight.

 

Published Feb 8th, 2022. 

"It's powwow day—but eight-year-old River can't dance this year. She's been very sick for a very long time.

This uplifting contemporary picture book by award-winning author and Cherokee citizen Traci Sorell follows River as she struggles with the isolation of a serious illness and the frustration of her physical limits—and as she finds solace in the healing power of community. Back matter explains the history and functions of powwows, which are held across the United States and Canada and are open to both Native Americans and non-Native visitors."

 "A heartwarming picture book about the roles of courage, culture, and community in the journey of personal healing." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A resonant, hopeful tale about the healing power of community and tradition" —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi! written by Art Coulson, and illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight.

 

Published August 3rd, 2021. 

"Bo wants to find the perfect container to show off his traditional marbles for Cherokee National Holiday. It needs to be just the right size: big enough to fit all the marbles, but not too big to fit in his family's booth at the festival. And it needs to look good! With his grandmother's help, Bo tries many containers until he finds just the right one.

This installation in the Storytelling Math series playfully explores volume and capacity, featuring Native characters and a glossary of Cherokee words."

The Pear Tree by Luli Gray

The Pear Tree, written by Luli Gray, and illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight.

 

Published October 8th, 2019. 

"In this folktale retold, Esperanza gives her very last pear to a beggar and is rewarded with the best pear crop she’s ever had—and the power to ensnare anyone she wants in her tree. When Señor Death comes for her, Esperanza tricks him into climbing her tree, where he becomes stuck, unable to come down and do his work. From that point on, no one dies. But when Esperanza learns that her friend in the next town is suffering terribly, she realizes that the end of death doesn’t mean the end of suffering and agrees to let Señor Death down from her tree. The final work by legendary children’s author Luli Gray with an afterword by the publisher that explains why Gray changed the story to include hope."

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