Traci Sorell is a 2021-22 Tulsa Artist Fellow and the award-winning author of "We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga," a Sibert, Orbis Pictus, Boston Globe-Horn Book and American Indian Youth Literature Award (AIYLA) honor book; "At the Mountain's Base," an AIYLA Honor book; and co-author of "Indian No More," which won the AIYLA Middle Grade category. Her 2021 nonfiction, middle grade picture books include "Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer" and "We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know." Her newest book is "Powwow Day." A former Indigenous law attorney and advocate, Sorell is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, lives on her tribe's reservation in Oklahoma and earned her master's degree from the University of Arizona in American Indian studies.