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Wilma Mankiller

Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Illustrated by: Alexandra Bowman

Meet Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Growing up, little Wilma was surrounded by her Cherokee heritage. Her parents taught her to be proud of who she was, and all that had come before her. But when the family moved from Oklahoma’s Rocky Mountains to the city of San Francisco, it was a big change, and Wilma fully realised how unfairly the world treated Native Americans.

As an adult, she became a leader in the fight for Native American rights, and rose to become the first woman to ever be elected as a Chief of a Cherokee Nation. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the pioneering Native American leader and activist.


Format: Hardback, 32 pages

ISBN: US 9780711271203, UK 9780711271180

Size: 7.90 in x 9.75 in / 200 mm x 247 mm

Published: August 2, 2022

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Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.



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