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A Stranger at Home

A True Story

by Christy Jordan-Fenton Author · Margaret Pokiak-Fenton Author

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Traveling to be reunited with her family in the arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. It's been two years since her parents delivered her to the school run by the dark-cloaked nuns and brothers.

Coming ashore, Margaret spots her family, but her mother barely recognizes her, screaming, "Not my girl." Margaret realizes she is now marked as an outsider. And Margaret is an outsider: she has forgotten the language and stories of her people, and she can't even stomach the food her mother prepares. However, Margaret gradually relearns her language and her family's way of living. Along the way, she discovers how important it is to remain true to the ways of her people — and to herself.

Highlighted by archival photos and striking artwork, this first-person account of a young girl's struggle to find her place will inspire young readers to ask what it means to belong.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Annick Press Ltd
Publication Date:
2011
Available in:
United States, Canada

Format

  • OverDrive Read 5.5 MB
  • Adobe PDF eBook 7.8 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 5.5 MB

Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (Author)

Margaret Pokiak-Fenton spent her early years on Banks Island in the Arctic Ocean. She now lives in Fort St. John, British Columbia.

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Christy Jordan-Fenton (Author)

Christy Jordan-Fenton is the author of Fatty Legs, which was named a 2011 USBBY Outstanding International Honor Book. She lives in Fort St. John, British Columbia.

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