Sequoyah and His Talking Leaves
A Play about the Cherokee Syllabary
From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency
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 language—helping preserve the tribe’s history and culture even today.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||Red Chair Press|
|Number of Pages||40|
“Feeney’s attractive pastel illustrations complement the dialogue nicely, creating a hybrid picture book/script….Apt for newly independent readers or as a classroom read-aloud or even a school play.” —Kirkus Reviews
Illustrator: Siri Weber Feeney
Siri Weber Feeney drew in books, on walls, and on the piano as a child. Now, she's drawing and designing projects she's been asked to do—which are all more fun than drawing on the piano.
Author: Pat Perrin
Pat Perrin has written more than 100 books with her husband. For 13 years she lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk youth.
Author: Wim Coleman
Wim Coleman has written more than 100 books with his wife. For 13 years he lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk youth.