Traci Sorell (she/her) is a 2021-22 Tulsa Artist Fellow and the award-winning author of We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga (which was a Sibert, Orbis Pictus, Boston Globe-Horn Book, and American Indian Youth Literature Award honor book) and At the Mountain's Base (an AIYLA Honor book), and co-writer of Indian No More, which won the AIYLA Middle Grade category. She is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and lives on her tribe's reservation in Oklahoma. Her 2021 nonfiction middle grade titles include Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer and We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know. You can visit Traci online at tracisorell.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @tracisorell.
Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation's first female engineer. This story traces her journey from being the only girl in a high-school math class to becoming a teacher to pursuing an engineering degr...[SEE MORE]