Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton - PDF free download eBook
Book by Christy Jordan-Fenton
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The moving memoir of an Inuit girl who emerges from a residential school with her spirit intact. Eight-year-old Margaret Pokiak has set her sights on learning to read, even though it means leaving her village in the high Arctic. Faced with...
Details of Fatty Legs: A True Story
- Annick Press, Limited
- Publication date
- Jun 03, 2010
- Book language
- PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
- File size (in PDF)
- 1008 kB
Some brief overview of this book
The moving memoir of an Inuit girl who emerges from a residential school with her spirit intact. Eight-year-old Margaret Pokiak has set her sights on learning to read, even though it means leaving her village in the high Arctic. Faced with unceasing pressure, her father finally agrees to let her make the five-day journey to attend school, but he warns Margaret of the terrors of residential schools.
At school Margaret soon encounters the Raven, a black-cloaked nun with a hooked nose and bony fingers that resemble claws. She immediately dislikes the strong-willed young Margaret. Intending to humiliate her, the heartless Raven gives gray stockings to all the girls all except Margaret, who gets red ones.
In an instant Margaret is the laughingstock of the entire school. In the face of such cruelty, Margaret refuses to be intimidated and bravely gets rid of the stockings. Although a sympathetic nun stands up for Margaret, in the end it is this brave young girl who gives the Raven a lesson in the power of human dignity.
Complemented by archival photos from Margaret Pokiak-Fentons collection and striking artwork from Liz Amini-Holmes, this inspiring first-person account of a plucky girls determination to confront her tormentor will linger with young readers.
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