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Sequoyah and His Talking Leaves (A Play About the Cherokee Syllabary)

Pat Perrin Wim Coleman (author), Siri Weber Feeney (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656360

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.

La Llorona (Retelling a Mexican Legend)

Pat Perrin Wim Coleman (author), Martha Avils (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656278

La Llorona (The Crying Woman) is a sad and haunting tale from Mexico. Parents have told the story for hundreds of years to misbehaving children and to guard against vanity. Some say the story is about Spanish conquistador Hernn Corts and a native Mexican woman who served as his translator. Her loss can be compared to the loss of native Mexican culture after the Spanish conquest.