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April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain, NC. You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers Jane O Cunningham from Rome, GA; Gabriele Marewski from Black Mountain, NC; Christine Phillips Westfeldt - Fairview,…See More
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We are located in Hayesville, NC. In April we begin our new season with outstanding Poet Mike James. Mike will read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA on Friday evening April 13. On Saturday, April 14, he will teach a class at my studio.Formally SpeakingThis class will focus on different types of traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the sestina, and will also include other verse forms such as erasures, found poems, prose poems, and last poems.Contact Glenda…See More
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Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago Silent Spring inspired the Environmental Movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. But these aren’t just performances. They’re a chance to step into Living History – to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our…See More
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In 1945 Indiana prohibited marriage between a white person and anyone with more than one-eighth "Negro blood." Yet Daniel (black) and Anna (white) gave up family, friends, and eventually even country to create a life together. Their 42-year marriage…
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Reading audience key: [E] Young children [C] all children [W] children with adult help [M] middle-school students [H] high school students [G] general readers [S] scholars

Cherokee Studies

• The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story by Joseph Bruchac (Puffin, 1998). [E]
• The Journal of Jesse Smoke: A Cherokee Boy by Joseph Bruchac (Scholastic, 2001). [C,M] Well-written history of Trail of Tears with first-person point of view; not psychological drama, though.
• The Story of the Milky Way: A Cherokee Tale by Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross, paintings by Virginia Stroud (Dial, 1995). [E]
• The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter (1976). [M,H,G] Reminiscences of boy who lived with Cherokee grandparents.
• A Cherokee Encyclopedia by Robert J. Conley (U. of Mexico Press hardcover, 2008). [H,S]
• Cherokee Medicine Man: The Life and Work of a Modern-Day Healer by Robert J. Conley (U. of Oklahoma Pr., 2005)
• Cherokee Thoughts Honest and Uncensored by Robert Conley (U. of Oklahoma Pr. trade paperback, Oct. 2008). [H,G,S]
• Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears by Cornelia Corneissen (Delacorte, 1998). [C] Girl’s point of view.
• The Cherokee by Joyce C. Dugan and B. Lynne Harlan (Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation, 2002)
• Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook by Barbara R. Duncan and Brett H. Riggs (UNC Press, 2003)
• Living Stories of the Cherokee ed. by Barbara Duncan (UNC Press, 1998)
• The Origin of the Milky Way and Other Living Stories of the Cherokee collected and edited by Barbara R. Duncan, illustrated by Shan Goshorn (UNC Press, 2008). [W,M,H,G] Duncan presents traditional stories, retold by contemporary tellers, and transcribed to capture the feel of oral literature.
• The Opossum’s Tale: A Grandmother’s Story by Deborah L. Duvall, drawing by Murv Jacob (U. of New Mexico Pr., 2005). [E]
• Myrtle Driver Johnson's translation of the "Removal" section of Charles Fraziers' Thirteen Moons (Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 2007). [H,G,S]
• Sequoyah’s Gift: Portrait of the Cherokee by Janet Klausner (HarperCollins, 1993). [C,M]
• The Cherokee Little People: A Native American Tale by MariJo Moore, Illus. by Emma Shaw-Smith (Rigby, 2000). [C]
• The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears by Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green (Penguin Library of American Indian History, hardcover, 2007; trade paperback, 2008). [G, S]
• How Rabbit Tricked Otter and other Cherokee Trickster Stories told by Gayle Ross, illustrated by Murv Jacob (HarperCollins, 1994). [E,C]
• Selu and Kana'Ti: Cherokee Corn Mother and Lucky Hunter by Red Earth (Mondo, 1998). [E]
• Long Man’s Song by Joyce Rockwood (Holt, 1975). Out of print. [C,M] Pre-Columbian Cherokee boy becomes medicine man.
• To Spoil the Sun by Joyce Rockwood (Holt, 2003). A 16th century Cherokee village in the southern Appalachians is warned about invasion and disease. [C]
• Cherokee Voices: Early Accounts of Cherokee Life in the East edited by Vicki Rozema (John F. Blair, 2002). [H,S]
• Footsteps of the Cherokee: A Guide to the Eastern Homelands of the Cherokee Nation by Vicki Rozema (John F. Blair, 1995)
• Myths of the Cherokee by James Mooney [W,H,G,S]

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Myrtle Driver Johnson's translation of the "Removal" section of Charles Fraziers' Thirteen Moons (Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 2007). [H,G,S?]
The Cherokee Little People C
The Ice Man C
The First Fire C

all three by MariJo Moore


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