Only in My Hometown- Kisimi Taimaippaktut..FNCR18

SKU: 9781554988839

Angnakuluk Friesen
Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, One, Two
Book Type:
Groundwood Books Ltd.

Sale price$18.95


Only in My Hometown: Kisimi Taimaippaktut Angirrarijarani is written and illustrated by sisters Angnakuluk Friesen and Ippiksaut Friesen about growing up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Written in Inuktitut (using both syllabics and transliterated roman orthography) and English the 24-page book tells readers about the girls and their family in simple poetry format along with colour drawings of key activities the girls enjoyed while growing up. Whether the girls are drawing on memories, imagined stories of metal elephants discarded by the mining operation, mother’s cautionary warnings, the northern lights, and community events, the simple poem recounts life in the north with each stanza ending, Only in My Hometown. Readers new to Inuit language and cultural lifestyle will find a wealth of knowledge from the perspectives of two Inuit sisters. Highly recommended. Only in My Hometown: Kisimi Taimaippaktut Angirrarijarani has been selected in the Children’s Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2018

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