SHE PERSISTED: WILMA MANKILLER by Cherokee Nation citizen and award-winning author Traci Sorell with an introduction by Chelsea Clinton; Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint. Wilma Mankiller grew up with the knowledge that, as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, her people had long suffered mistreatment at the hands of the US government. She dedicated her life to helping Native Nations and their citizens reclaim their rights and became the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
80 pages 978-0593403051 Ages 7-10
Keywords: biography, women, Native Americans, Indigenous people, leadership, social activist, civil rights, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, women's history
Also in this series: She Persisted: Maria Tallchief
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Wilma Mankiller!
The descendant of Cherokee ancestors who had been forced to walk the Trail of Tears, Wilma Mankiller experienced her own forced removal from the land she grew up on as a child. As she got older and learned more about the injustices her people had faced, she dedicated her life to instilling pride in Native heritage and reclaiming Native rights. She went on to become the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Traci Sorell, readers learn about the amazing life of Wilma Mankiller--and how she persisted.
Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Wilma Mankiller's footsteps and make a difference!
And don’t miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted!---from the publisher