Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing James Rumford

Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing

Author: James Rumford
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Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing
James Rumford
A 2005 Sibert Honor Book The story of Sequoyah is the tale of an ordinary man with an extraordinary idea--to create a writing system for the Cherokee Indians and turn his people into a nation of readers and writers. The task he set for himself was daunting. Sequoyah knew no English and had no idea how to capture speech on paper. But slowly and painstakingly, ignoring the hoots and jibes of his neighbors and friends, he worked out a system that surprised the Cherokee Nation--and the world of the 1820s--with its beauty and simplicity. James Rumford's Sequoyah is a poem to celebrate literacy, a song of a people's struggle to stand tall and proud.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: James RumfordPublisher: Houghton MifflinPublished: 11/01/2004ISBN: 9780618369478Pages: 32Weight: 0.80lbsSize: 11.60h x 7.80w x 0.40dAward: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award - Honor BookAward: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - NomineeAward: Black-Eyed Susan Award - NomineeAward: Jane Addams Children's Book Award - Honor BookAward: Beehive Awards - NomineeReview Citations: Multicultural Review 06/01/2005 pg. 97Booklist 10/15/2004 pg. 402School Library Journal 10/01/2004 pg. 150Kirkus Review - Children 10/15/2004 pg. 1013Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2004 pg. 730Publishers Weekly 11/08/2004 pg. 55Kirkus Review - Children 12/01/2004 pg. 1146SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2004 pg. 46Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2005 pg. 225ALA Notable Children's Books 02/15/2005 pg. 1020Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2005 pg. 175 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In StyleSchool Library Journal 03/01/2005 pg. 68School Library Journal 04/01/2005 pg. 25Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 79891 / Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People WritingReading Level: 3.7 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5

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