★ “A gracious, warm, and loving celebration of community and gratitude.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
★ "...and authentic introduction to a thriving ancestral and ceremonial way of life is perfect for holiday and family sharing."—School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW
The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.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.