We Are Still Here!

Native American Truths Everyone Should Know

Narrated by Garrett Abel, Jacob Cummings, Mary Kay Henderson, Lauren Hummingbird, Don McClellan, Ella Mounce, Kaitlyn Pinkerton, Isobel Shults, Oliver Shults, Carlos Sorell, Traci Sorell, & tonia Hogner-Weavel
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Pub Date 30 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 12 May 2022

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From the creators of Odyssey Honor-award WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA comes this companion book of truths about the history, contemporary laws, polices and struggles, and victories of Native Americans, presented by children and adults of Cherokee, Navajo, Choctaw and Chickasaw heritages. And all with the powerful refrain: We Are Still Here!

From the creators of Odyssey Honor-award WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA comes this companion book of truths about the history, contemporary laws, polices and struggles, and victories of Native...


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EDITION Audiobook
ISBN 9781430144656
PRICE $12.95 (USD)
DURATION 48 Minutes, 6 Seconds

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This is a really great resource! Dynamically written and beautifully performed by Indigenous artists, this picture book is a strong, clear source of information on the history of Indigenous peoples in the US. The language is accessible and didactic without being too demonstrative and condescending. It's set up as a series of presentations in a classroom, and also includes a timeline and glossary. Some of these elements don't translate all together seamlessly into the audio format, so I wouldn't recommend reading this audio alone. However, I think this is a great accessibility and general companion for the picture book, especially for kids learning how to read and those with visual and learning disabilities. The performances are compelling and unique, even as some of the volume levels don't feel entirely balanced.

Thanks to NetGalley and Publisher Spotlight Media for the ALC.

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This is a great and important book! Thank you for writing this. It is important for our young readers to see Native populations in the present day in literature!

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This is my favorite type of book to use at my middle school classes: Twelve students present science-fair style presentation on a variety of topics that affect Native Nations. This book serves as a springboard for anyone who wants to learn more about these topics:

Assimilation
Allotment
Indian New Deal
Termination
Relocation
Tribal Activism
Self-Determination
Indian Child Welfare & Education
Religious Freedom
Economic Development
Language Revival
Sovereign Resurgence

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A book for young readers, with the appropriate glossar so as children to understand and at the same time to be informed. I really liked it and I think that teaches an important lesson.

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We Are Still Here! is a powerful book reminding readers that Native American history isn't a finished chapter, it is ongoing and relevant right now. The story follows a group of children giving different reports on Native American people's past, present, and future. Readers will learn about topics that are often not taught in school including forced assimilation, land allotment and Native tribal reorganization, termination, Native urban relocation, self-determination, Native civil rights, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and more! This is a great book for all ages. The audiobook is done well with multiple narrators which enhances the presentation aspect of the story.

Special thanks to Netgalley for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.

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𝘞𝘦 𝘈𝘳𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦! by Traci Sorrell is full of vivid art and vibrant writing, a strikingly delivered, crucially needed, and highly engaging introduction for children (and adults) to accurate (not whitewashed) Native history. It’s an important read and should absolutely be in every classroom and public/personal library. This was a great read and I highly recommend it, along with the fantastic audio.

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This necessary children’s picture book features an introduction and 12 Native student presentations that share the history of Native Nations in the US. It’s a complicated and unjust history that is well told with simple, but uncompromising text by Traci Sorell, a member of the Cherokee Nation, and extensively researched illustrations by Frané Lessac.

🎧 The audiobook is read by Garrett Abel, Jacob Cummings, Mary Kay Henderson, Lauren Hummingbird, Don McClellan, Ella Mounce, Kaitlyn Pinkerton, Isobel Shults, Oliver Shults, Carlos Sorell, Traci Sorell, and Tonia Hogner-Weavel. It’s a full cast! In addition to the many voices bringing the text to life, audio sounds and effects further enhance the message.

📚 Review: This is a great introduction to Native American history for readers at any age. This includes adults! The resounding theme of the book is that despite the injustices forced upon US Indigenous populations, they persevere and are still here. The print book and audio each have merits. If you can listen to the audiobook while reading along and enjoying the illustrations, I highly recommend this approach. I simply can’t recommend the book or the audio over the other.

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A collection of short presentations narrated by a variety of individuals from Native Nations that recounts the history of the United States' relationship with Native Nations. An eye-opening tour of how tribal citizens refuse to be forgotten or overlooked and continue to thrive in the harsh conditions imposed upon them.

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I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I think that the experience would have been a trillion times better if I had the physical book in front of me to read along and see the images. I love that it is set up like young people giving class presentations. It’s very accessible and explains complex things like sovereignty and assimilation in a way children can read and understand. I’m a children’s lit professor currently teaching a course over Indigenous stories, and am definitely going to find a way to incorporate this book in my class’

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This was such a wonderful introduction to topics important in learning about Native American history and present day issues. The audio production was rich and full and made it feel like you are actually at a school presentation

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I was already a huge fan of this book, but the audiobook pleasantly surprised me with its unique presentation of the physical book's contents! I really loved the different voices, and the music and background chatter added to the richness of the story, where in some audiobooks I find that sort of thing distracting. It really added to the feeling of togetherness, the "We are still here" ness of this book.

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This is such a great book to read with your kids, especially if you're looking to decolonize your bookshelves. Twelve Native American kids share stories, facts, history and experiences from their cultural context with the purpose of reinforcing the theme of survival and strength.

This would be a great addition to school libraries and supplementing our younger grades' history lessons.

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Title: We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know
Author: Traci Sorell
Format: Audio
Narrators: Garrett Abel, Jacob Cummings, Mary Kay Henderson, Lauren Hummingbird, Don McClellan, Ella Mounce, Kaitlyn Pinkerton, Isobel Shults, Oliver Shults, Carlos Sorell, Traci Sorell, & tonia Hogner-Weavel
Genre: Children's Nonfiction, short stories
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We Are Still Here is children's nonfiction book about Native American history. i enjoyed how it was told, each section as a school report. I also enjoyed the timeline at the end showcasing just how recent some of these events occurred.

I received this audiobook for free from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Firstly i want to say to NetGalley and Traci Sorrell because they've provided me that copy to read it before for free.

Once upon a time a history about Native american people who are fighting to his rights through the years since Britain conquered American lands and discovered America as the new continent. Native american people are sub estimated for a long time, a lot of people did not consider yet that they are humans as all of us, Aryan race.

I think it is a good book to know what american native are suffering now and through the centuries in our country, America. Because it was not only in north america when native american people were in thrall. we have to learn more about their history and consider its rights in this society. I REALLY, REALLY ENJOYED HAVE LISTENED THIS AUDIOBOOK, REALLY THANKS.

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This year at Thanksgiving my kindergartner brought home his little handmade storybook from class, it told a story that ended at the feast. I sat down with him and we talked about the fact that the story didn’t end there. Even though the Native Americans helped the setters, they then turned around and took their land, hurt them, and brought lots of sicknesses that killed a lot of Native Americans. I stumbled through it, but this book is what I needed!

This is a wonderful new childrens book by the authors of We Are Grateful (which we also love). In the story, a class makes their presentations for Indigenous Peoples Day, each with a different topic. It covers some of the past wrongs and the ways Native peoples have advocated for themselves to make gains. I love this book because it presents the tough parts of Indigenous peoples interaction with the government of the US in an accessible way for young kids. I will be purchasing this book for my family.

*The audiobook was well narrated and produced with a full case. This would make a great Vox book with read along narration!”

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