Talking Leaves

Talking Leaves

Book - 2016
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The story of Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee syllabary, as told by his thirteen year old son.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780803735088
0803735081
9780142422984
Characteristics: 235 pages :,illustration ;,22 cm

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marthabwaters
Sep 18, 2016

This is an interesting story about something that I knew absolutely nothing about -- the creation of the Cherokee alphabet. It's not the most action-packed of books, meaning I don't think it's for all kids, but for those who are a bit more patient, there's a really important message here about the importance of having one's own language and alphabet, and I am quite glad that I read this. (Also, it's just an interesting peek into life in a Cherokee tribe in the early 19th century, so historical fiction fans will likely find lots to appreciate here as well.)

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