In the early 1800s, white settlers and missionaries were intent on bringing the English language to the illiterate Native Americans. Sequoyah was intrigued by these leaves of paper with strange marks that talked. Doing what no one had ever done before, Sequoyah set about creating a written Cherokee languagehelping preserve the tribe's history and culture even today.
About the Author
Wim Coleman has written more than 100 books with his wife. For 13 years he lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk youth.
Pat Perrin has written more than 100 books with her husband. For 13 years she lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk youth.
Siri Weber Feeney drew in books, on walls, and on the piano as a child. Now, she's drawing and designing projects she's been asked to dowhich are all more fun than drawing on the piano.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sequoyah and His Talking Leaves: A Play about the Cherokee Syllabary by Wim Coleman (Goodreads Author), Pat Perrin (Goodreads Author), siri weber feeney (Illustrations) The story of Sequoyah is presented as a read aloud play. It is an interesting interpretation of the story. The book would be a good introduction to the subject for young children. Teaching young readers that perceptions of Native American cultures may have been limited by history.
I think this is definitely something that I would use in my classroom during our Native American unit. My students love reading plays and this would make a great story for readers theatre. I liked how the story let the reader know when they are reading fact and when they are making conjecture. I would definitely consider this a fiction title based on real events. The publishers suggest this for grades 3-5 and I agree with that. I can definitely see using it with my 5th graders. Thanks go to Red Chair Press via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.