Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Book of the Month

Top of the pile for March is a junior book by Roberta Basel, "Sequoyah".

Sequoyah was a Cherokee Indian who in 1821 created a set of written symbols for the previously spoken-only Cherokee language. He went on to work as a delegate in Cherokee dealings with the US but his creation of the Cherokee alphabet is his most enduring legacy.

The book is in our Junior Section at J970.1/BAS but is a gorgeous production and a fascinating read for child and adult alike.