At the Mountain's Base

by Traci Sorell

Other authorsWeshoyot Alvitre (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2019



A family, separated by duty and distance, waits for a loved one to return home in this lyrical picture book celebrating the bonds of a Cherokee family and the bravery of history-making women pilots.

At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family -- loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war.

With an author's note that pays homage to the true history of Native American U.S. service members like WWII pilot Ola Mildred "Millie" Rexroat, this is a story that reveals the roots that ground us, the dreams that help us soar, and the people and traditions that hold us up.


Kokila (2019), Edition: Illustrated, 32 pages


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0735230609 / 9780735230606

Physical description

32 p.; 11.81 inches


1 copy
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