We Are Still Here!
Native American Truths Everyone Should Know
by Traci Sorrell
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
Pub Date 30 Jun 2021 | Archive Date Not set
Publisher Spotlight Audio, Live Oak Media
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!
Average rating from 11 members
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.