Esther's Reviews > Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing

Sequoyah by James Rumford
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Mar 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: native-american

Published in 2004 by Houghton Mifflin
Interest Level: 5th-8th Grade

This is a story about a man names Sequoyah who created a written language for the Cherokee people. This book is a bilingual book, which blew me away and there was an alphabet, explanation, and shot timeline at the end to explain the text and story in a deeper way. The illustrations were interesting but not distracting and the story was extremely interesting. I think that this true story is amazing and that many students would be interested in a story and the lettering, which looks so foreign. Additionally, Rumford frames his story in a personal experience of his father telling a story, which brings another level that students can relate too. Overall, a good story, interesting pictures, and an innovative bilingual text.

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message 1: by Marija (last edited Mar 10, 2011 11:53AM) (new)

Marija This sounds like a great read. I would love to show my students books that incorporate languages that they may never new existed. I also love that it highlights the many accomplishments of Native Americans. I will definitely be reading this one soon.

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