We Are Grateful - Otsaliheliga is a picture book about gratitude in English and Cherokee. Traci Sorell received a First Peoples Fund Fellowship whose work embodies collective spirit and traditional values. We Are Grateful has received the 2019 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor Award and the 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Award. This is the story of Cherokee people who say otsaliheliga to express gratitude, remember to celebrate their blessings and reflect on struggles through the year and seasons. Each season brings with it activities and events around Elders, children, adults, and family colourfully illustrated through perceptive images. Defintions are included towards the end of the book and includes a note and the Cherokee syllabary. The author and illustrator have produced a contemporary picture book set in the present allowing readers to read about today's Cherokee Nation. Highly Recommended. We Are Grateful Otsaliheliga activity guide: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59f23df09f8dce7578c71128/t/5b57ddd70e2e7217206616bd/1532485103019/WE+ARE+GRATEFUL+OTSALIHELIGA+Teachers+Guide.pdf.