Wilma's Way Home by Doreen Rappaport

Wilma's Way Home

As a child in Oklahoma, Wilma Mankiller experienced the Cherokee practice of Gadugi, helping each other, even when times were hard for everyone. But in 1956, the federal government uprooted her family and moved them to California, wrenching them from their home, friends, and traditions. Separated from her community and everything she knew, Wilma felt utterly lost until she found refuge in the Indian Center in San Francisco. There, she worked to b...

Details Wilma's Way Home

TitleWilma's Way Home
Release DateFeb 12th, 2019
GenreBiography, Childrens, Picture Books, History, Nonfiction

Reviews Wilma's Way Home

  • Meredith Spidel
    Wow! Hearing and learning the truth of our nation's history can be so very poignant--thankful for this book from Disney Books for making it real in a relatable way for our kiddos. Cheering them on for these star efforts in educating all of us!
  • Nick
    This short book about an amazing woman is one that should be included in school and library collections. Wilma Mankiller and her family faced very modern, very understandable problems in life, but they were combined with bad government policies and petty bigotry at all levels. She fought against those things, and for a better life for her family and not only the Cherokee, but all of the people in her home state of Oklahoma. From little things lik...
  • Aliza Werner
    This biography of Wilma Mankiller, a Cherokee woman, became a courageous leader and advocate for her community and nation. Interspersed with her quotes and illustrated by Linda Kuluk, who is Choctaw, we learn of a resilient life led by a woman facing many obstacles.
  • Krissy Neddo
    I enjoyed learning about Wilma. We need more diverse books, but this one did not appeal to my students. While they were impressed with her tenacity, it was just a bit too long for a class read aloud. Best for parent/child read.
  • Bonnie
    Definitely for elementary students who are more advanced readers or to be read aloud only a few pages at a time. Too much information at one time and you will lose their interest.
  • Pam
    Finally a comprehensive and simple biography of Wilma Mankiller. This one is fantastic. The story covers her life, her trials and tribulations and her triumphs.
  • Jacki
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  • Earl
    I'm a fan of Doreen Rappaport's Big Word Biographies but I was surprised that there was a new one in the series. While I appreciated learning about Wilma Mankiller, her struggles, and her accomplishments, I felt a slightly more comprehensive look into her life (even if only in the back matter) would have made me like this book more.