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My Sprig of Lilac (Remembering Abraham Lincoln)

Pat Perrin Wim Coleman (author), Dominic Catalano (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656544

The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was killed by an assassins bullet on April 15, 1865. Lincoln preserved the union of the nation, but after the Civil War he struggled with Congress and the people over Reconstruction. Despite the war and political strife, Lincolns life and legacy touched the hearts and souls of millions then as it does today. This play draws from the writings of many of those people and from Lincoln himself.

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.