The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing

Book - 2004
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004.
ISBN: 9780618369478
Call Number: 921 SEQUOYAH
Kids Nonfiction SOCIAL STUDIES
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Subjects: Sequoyah, 1770?-1843 -- Juvenile literature.
Cherokee Indians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Cherokee language -- Writing -- Juvenile literature.
Cherokee language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature.
Alternative Title: Sequoyah


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Sequoyah was an ordinary man, but he had an extraordinary idea—to create a syllabary for the Cherokee language so his people’s voices would not be lost. Picture book format, with full color illustrations.


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