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Wilma's way home : the life of Wilma Mankiller

Rappaport, Doreen (author.). Kukuk, Linda, (illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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  • ISBN: 1484747186
  • ISBN: 9781484747186
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney HYPERION, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "A picture book biography of Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation."--Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-8.
Subject: Women Biography
Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
Indians of North America Biography
Cherokee Indians Kings and rulers Biography
Cherokee women Biography
Mankiller, Wilma Pearl 1945-2010

  • Baker & Taylor
    "A picturebook biography of Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation."--Provided by publisher.
  • Grand Central Pub
    As a child in Oklahoma, Wilma Mankiller experienced the Cherokee practice of Gadugi, helping each other, even when times were hard for everyone. But in 1956, the federal government uprooted her family and moved them to California, wrenching them from their home, friends, and traditions. Separated from her community and everything she knew, Wilma felt utterly lost until she found refuge in the Indian Center in San Francisco. There, she worked to build and develop the local Native community and championed Native political activists. She took her two children to visit tribal communities in the state, and as she introduced them to the traditions of their heritage, she felt a longing for home.

    Returning to Oklahoma with her daughters, Wilma took part in Cherokee government. Despite many obstacles, from resistance to female leadership to a life-threatening accident, Wilma's courageous dedication to serving her people led to her election as the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. As leader and advocate, she reinvigorated her constituency by empowering them to identify and solve community problems.

    This beautiful addition to the Big Words series will inspire future leaders to persevere in empathy and thoughtful problem-solving, reaching beyond themselves to help those around them. Moving prose by award-winning author Doreen Rappaport is interwoven with Wilma's own words in this expertly researched biography, illustrated with warmth and vivacity by Linda Kukuk.
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