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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

 Author: Traci Sorell  Type of Disaster: Diversity & Social Justice  Age Group: Ages 4-8  Buy at Amazon

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.