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McIntosh Public Library J BRU (Text) 33500012406849 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0803735081
  • ISBN: 9780803735088
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2016]

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Summary, etc.: "The story of Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee syllabary, as told by his thirteen year old son"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1
    A veteran storyteller pairs Sequoyah, whom he dubs a "true genius," with a fictional son troubled by his father's abandonment and strange behavior. Thirteen-year-old Uwohali is slow to approach his estranged father, Sequoyah, who is absorbed in creating his unique syllabary. When Uwohali finally steels himself to make contact, he receives, in addition to a warm welcome, a life-changing understanding of what his father's invention might do to preserve their people's culture and identity against the inroads of the Aniyonega (whites). The book's restrained tone and deliberate pacing may make it a slog for less patient readers, but Bruchac livens the proceedings with inset folktales, low-key humor, and a heartrending reminiscence of the brutal Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Sequoyah's life and achievements get fuller treatment in Rumford's Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing (2004), but Bruchac's portrayal of a father and son mending fences adds a more universal element. He closes with a complete chart of the syllabary's symbols, a glossary, and notes on his sources. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children’s book author, poet, novelist, and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children, including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief.

Subject: Sequoyah 1770?-1843 Fiction
Cherokee Indians Fiction
Indians of North America Fiction
Language and languages Fiction
JUVENILE FICTION People & Places United States Native American
JUVENILE FICTION Historical United States 19th Century
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