Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Rumford, James.
New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2004
IL K-3, RL 2.9
ISBN 0618369473
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Have you ever wondered how letters were created? Did you ever think about why certain letters or combinations of letters represent certain sounds? If you have, then you have something in common with Sequoyah, the Cherokee Indian who created symbols to represent sounds for his people. Not everybody thought this was a good idea, but Sequoyah was certain it would be good for his tribes, so he persevered even when it wasn’t the popular thing to do. To find out more about Sequoyah’s symbols and to find out if Sequoyah was named after a tree or if the tree was named after this great strong man, read Sequoyah, The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing.  (Prepared by: Laura Linder for SCASL Picture Book Awards, 2007-2008)
SUBJECTS:     Sequoyah, 1770?-1843.
                        Cherokee Indians -- Biography.
                        Cherokee language -- Writing.
                        Cherokee language materials -- Bilingual.
                        Cherokee language -- Alphabet.

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