A Stranger At Home: A True Story
A Stranger At Home: A True Story

Annick Press

A Stranger At Home: A True Story

  • Publish Date: 2011-09-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Christy Jordan-Fenton;Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
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Traveling to be reunited with her family in the arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. Its 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 cant even stomach the food her mother prepares. However, Margaret gradually relearns her language and her familys way of living. Along the way, she discovers how important it is to remain true to the ways of her peopleand to herself. Highlighted by archival photos and striking artwork, this first-person account of a young girls struggle to find her place will inspire young readers to ask what it means to belong.

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