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Traci Sorell

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome Traci Sorell for a special storytime event in the store on Saturday May 4 at 2:00 pm. Traci will be reading her new book, Being Home, a heartwarming picture book about a Native American family and the joy of moving back to their ancestral land. Traci will be available to sign copies of all her books at the end of the reading and presentation.

Traci Sorell is a past awardee of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship and the author of many books for young readers.  Her latest book, Being Home, is illustrated by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Michaela Goade, an enrolled member of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

Being Home will be published by Kokila on May 7, 2024. You can pre-order a copy in the store or at https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/being-home/1961.

About Being Home

Today is a day of excitement–it’s time to move! As a young Cherokee girl says goodbye to the swing, the house, and the city she’s called home her whole life, she readies herself for the upcoming road trip. While her mother drives, the girl draws the changing landscape outside her window. She looks forward to the end of the journey, where she’ll eat the feast her family has prepared, play in the creek with her cousins, and settle into the new rhythm of home.

With warm, expressive artwork and spare, lyrical prose, the story of a young girl’s move toward rather than away from home unfolds.

Traci Sorell writes inclusive historical and contemporary fiction and nonfiction in a variety of formats for young people. She is a two-time Sibert Medal and Orbis Pictus honoree and an award-winning audiobook narrator and producer. Her first five books, including We Are Grateful: OtsaliheligaAt The Mountain’s Base, and We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know, have received awards from the American Indian Library Association. Traci is an enrolled Cherokee Nation citizen and lives in her tribe’s reservation in northeastern Oklahoma. Visit her website: https: //www.tracisorell.com/ and follow Traci on social media: @tracisorellauthor


May 4
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Magic City Books


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