Art Coulson’s (Amazon affiliate link) Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi! is a fabulous picture book for young children. The book follows Bo, who is now old enough to have painted traditional marbles for his family’s booth at a festival celebrating Cherokee culture. How will he display his beautiful creations? He is off on a mission to find a container to display the marbles while fitting in the space he has available in the booth.
Art Coulson, a Cherokee author, has wonderfully incorporated many aspects in this book without detracting from the story or flow. Children look at volume during Bo’s search while also seeing some traditional Cherokee items and hearing some Cherokee words. The book gives much needed representation We definitely need more picture books from Indigenous authors like this.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Charlesbridge.