Fatty Legs: A True Story

Annick PressSKU: 9781554512478

Author:
Jordan-Fenton, Christy|Pokiak-Fenton, Margaret
Grade Levels:
Four, Five, Six, Seven
Nation:
Arctic, Inuit
Book Type:
HC
Pages:
106
Publisher:
Annick Press

Price:
Sale price$21.95
Stock:
In stock

Description

Fatty Legs: A True Story is a recounting of the life of an eight-year-old Banks Island Inuvialuit girl who attended Residential School. Olemaun Pokiak, later called Margaret, tells her story in this memoir. In the introduction she explains the book's title, Fatty Legs, is the result of her destruction of the dreaded red-coloured stockings a nun forced her to wear at residential school. The picture book tells about her life before residential school, how she travelled five days to attend the school, and her life at the school. It turned out the school was much different from the place she imagined. Despite bullying from other girls attending the school and the racism of the school teachers, Margaret succeeds and learns to read. She enjoys reading and vows not to let the teachers and other classmates bully her. The book contains a map of Margaret's community; numerous photographs, and colour illustrations by Liz Amini-Holmes. The book contains an information section about residential schools and the healing process, and a scrapbook of images from Margaret's childhood. The book is the story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and is told with care by her daughter-in-law Christy Jordan-Fenton. Highly Recommended. ATOS Reading Level: 5.5; Reading Level: 5.9; Guided Reading Level: T. Golden Oak Nominee 2012. First Nation Communities Read 2012 title. For a lesson plan see Fatty Legs Teacher Guide

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