A family, separated by duty and distance, waits for a loved one to return home in this lyrical picture book celebrating the bonds of a Cherokee family and the bravery of history-making women pilots.
At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family -- loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war.
With an author's note that pays homage to the true history of Native American U.S. service members like WWII pilot Ola Mildred "Millie" Rexroat, this is a story that reveals the roots that ground us, the dreams that help us soar, and the people and traditions that hold us up.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0735230606 Ages 4-9
Keywords: Native American, Native American author, diversity, diverse books, military family, military, duty, pilots, women, family, love, tradition, heritage, culture, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, multigenerational
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