we-are-grateful-hires copyWe Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, published by Charlesbridge, is taking us for a ride and Traci and I are loving it! The hot-rodding started when I first met Traci Sorell in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, home of the Cherokee Nation. In a nano-second, we were friends for life. Creating this book together has been a joy and we’ve been blessed with the following accolades so far:
Starred reviews in Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and Shelf Awareness 
School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018
Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2018
2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book – National Council of Teachers NCTE
Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Young Readers of 2018
National Public Radio NPR’s Book Concierge Guide To 2018’s Great Reads                                                 Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature – Best Books of 2018 
Junior Library Guild Selection.                                                                                                                           American Indians in Children’s Literature AICL’s Best Books of 2018                                                                      2019 Notable Book for Global Society (NBGS)

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