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Talking Leaves

Joseph Bruchac

A new work of historical fiction about Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee alphabet, from the acclaimed author of Code Talker Thirteen-year-old Uwohali has not seen his father, Sequoyah, for many years. So when Sequoyah returns to the village, Uwohali is eager to reconnect. But Sequoyah's new obsession with making strange markings causes friends and neighbors in their tribe to wonder whether he is crazy, or worse-practicing witchcraft. What they don't know, and what Uwohali discovers, is that Sequoyah is a genius and his strange markings are actually an alphabet representing the sounds of the Cherokee language. The story of one of the most important figures in Native American history is brought to life for middle grade readers.

A new work of historical fiction about Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee alphabet, from the acclaimed author of Code Talker Thirteen-year-old Uwohali has not seen his father, Sequoyah, for many years. So when Sequoyah returns to the village, Uwohali is eager to reconnect. But Sequoyah's new obsession with making strange markings causes friends and neighbors in their tribe to wonder whether he is crazy, or worse-practicing witchcraft. What they don't know, and what Uwohali discovers, is that Sequoyah is a genius and his strange markings are actually an alphabet representing the sounds of the Cherokee language. The story of one of the most important figures in Native American history is brought to life for middle grade readers.
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A new work of historical fiction about Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee alphabet, from the acclaimed author of Code Talker Thirteen-year-old Uwohali has not seen his father, Sequoyah, for many years. So when Sequoyah returns to the village, Uwohali is eager to reconnect. But Sequoyah's new obsession with making strange markings causes friends and neighbors in their tribe to wonder whether he is crazy, or worse-practicing witchcraft. What they don't know, and what Uwohali discovers, is that Sequoyah is a genius and his strange markings are actually an alphabet representing the sounds of the Cherokee language. The story of one of the most important figures in Native American history is brought to life for middle grade readers.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:50

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:27