A True StoryeBook - 2010
From Library Staff
EPLPersonalPicks Jun 10, 2018
True story about an Inuit girl sent to a Residential School and the courage and resistance she displays.
A great introduction for younger children about residential schools, eight-year-old Margaret wants to attend school so she can learn to read but is not prepared for the homesickness and nasty teachers. (Division one and two.)
EPLPicks_Guest_Topic Feb 28, 2017
"Fatty Legs is the moving memoir of an Inuit girl who emerges from a residential school with her spirit intact. Aimed at middle school students, this book is critically acclaimed and has garnered far too many accolades and awards to list here. The story of a brave young girl who ultimately g... Read More »
EPLKidsCollections Aug 15, 2016
Olemaun wants to attend school to learn to read never expecting to have her name changed and to endure cruel treatment at the hands of the nuns running the school. Her determination and personal strength help her to persevere. This book is also available in print.
In 1944, 8-year-old Olemaun begged her Inuvialuit family to send her to school so that she could learn to read. Five days journey from her home on Banks Island, nuns at the school in Aklavik renamed her Margaret. Olemaun/Margaret's resourcefulness and determination in the face of hardship give th... Read More »