Wilma Mankiller (She Persisted)

by Traci Sorell (Author) Gillian Flint (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: She Persisted

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!


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Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780593403037
Lexile Measure
1040L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Philomel Books
Publication date
October 20, 2022
Series
She Persisted
BISAC categories
JNF007110 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF018040 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - Native American
Library of Congress categories
Biographies
Women
Politics and government
Cherokee Indians
Cherokee women
Mankiller, Wilma

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