Two Bad Boys: A Very Old Cherokee Tale

By Gail Haley

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Boy finds his wild brother under the surface of the river and pulls him out onto land, where Wild Boy begins to lead him astray into trouble.

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The Story of the Milky Way: A Cherokee Tale

By Joseph Bruchac

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When cornmeal is stolen from an elderly couple, the others in a Cherokee village find a way to drive off the thief, creating the Milky Way in the process.

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The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story

By Joseph Bruchac

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A quarrel between the first man and the first woman is settled when the Sun causes strawberries to grow out of the earth.

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Soft Rain: a story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears

By Cornelia Cornelissen

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Soft Rain is 9 years old when her life changes. Without warning, white soldiers arrive at her house. They command Soft Rain and her mother to come with them, taking only the possessions they can instantly pack and carry. They are forced to leave behind Soft Rain's blind grandmother, her father and brother, and even her puppy. This is the inspiring story of Soft Rain's courage and determination.

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