“Being Home” Storytime & Signing Event with Traci Sorell

Best of Books welcomes Award Winning Oklahoma Author Traci Sorell for a special Storytime and Signing Event to celebrate the release of her new children’s book, “Being Home”, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.

This event is free to attend and open to all. Preorder your copy of “Being Home” below or pick one up at the event to get it signed by Traci after the story. Please include any personalization requests in the order comments at check out. 

More of Traci’s books will be available to purchase at the event including “We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga” and “We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know”.


From Sibert Honor–winning author Traci Sorell and Caldecott Medal–winning artist Michaela Goade comes a heartwarming picture book about a Native American family and the joy of moving back to their ancestral land.

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. 

About the Author


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.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
1313 E. Danforth
Edmond, OK 73034
Being Home By Traci Sorell, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984816030
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Published: Kokila - May 7th, 2024

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580897723
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 4th, 2018

We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623541927
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Published: Charlesbridge - April 20th, 2021

Powwow Day By Traci Sorell, Madelyn Goodnight (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Madelyn Goodnight (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580899482
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 8th, 2022

Contenders: Two Native Baseball Players, One World Series By Traci Sorell, Arigon Starr (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Arigon Starr (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593406472
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Published: Kokila - April 11th, 2023