We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know -- Traci Sorell - Hardcover
A 2022 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here! Too often, Native American history is treated as a finished chapter instead of relevant and ongoing. This companion book to the award-winning We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga offers readers everything they never learned in school about Native American people's past, present, and future. Precise, lyrical writing presents topics including: forced assimilation (such as boarding schools), land allotment and Native tribal reorganization, termination (the US government not recognizing tribes as nations), Native urban relocation (from reservations), self-determination (tribal self-empowerment), Native civil rights, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), religious freedom, economic development (including casino development), Native language revival efforts, cultural persistence, and nationhood.
Author: Traci Sorell
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.50h x 9.70w x 0.60d
Age Range: 7-11
Award: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award - Honor Book
Award: American Indian Youth Literature Award - Honor Book
School Library Journal 03/01/2021 pg. 116
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2021
Booklist 04/01/2021 pg. 37
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2021 pg. 158
Shelf Awareness 05/04/2021
About the Author
Traci Sorell is the award-winning author of We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, a Sibert, Orbis Pictus, and Boston Globe-Horn Book honor book; At the Mountain's Base; and co-wrote Indian No More. She is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and lives in Oklahoma, where her tribe is located.