The Sequoyah Book Awards Program encourages the students of Oklahoma to read books of literary quality. Each year, a list of nominee books is released and children have several months to read them. At least three must be read in order for the student to vote for their favorite. 

Sequoyah was responsible for creating a type of "alphabet" for the Cherokee people. This helped the Cherokees to communicate with each other through the written word, as well as deal politically and socially with the changing American climate.
  
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