A stranger at home a true story. Review of A Stranger at Home (9781554513628) — Foreword Reviews 2019-03-12

A stranger at home a true story Rating: 9,5/10 791 reviews

Stranger at Home: A True Story, A, hardcover ed

a stranger at home a true story

The E-mail message field is required. It's been two years since her parents delivered her to the school run by the dark-cloaked nuns and brothers. However, Margaret gradually relearns her language and her family's way of living. When she goes home from being in school for 2 years she doesn't remember her language. Slowly she regains the skills she needs for survival and happiness in her community.

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A Stranger at Home by Christy Jordan

a stranger at home a true story

My mother gave me a strange look, as if to question why I was standing before her. Archival black and white photographs appear throughout the book and an end note offers additional details about residential schools. Slowly she regains the skills she needs for survival and happiness in her community. I really related to Olemaun in the story because she struggled to understand her native language and had to be taught the language again. The people from the school come back to bring students back to residential school including the main character. From a young age, she was very aware of how his experiences as a Native affected both his life and the lives of her step-siblings. It is important that younger readers recognize that this was an inappropriate label and we should never ostracize someone for looking different.

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A stranger at home : a true story (eBook, 2011) [tooluser.org]

a stranger at home a true story

Traveling to be reunited with her family in the Arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. Most of the students in my school and in this class are Iñupiaq so they relate to the stories on a cultural level. I liked how a lot of vocabulary and information about her native way of life was introduced throughout the book. She could no longer tolerate the rich foods of the Inuit that had been her favourites. As Margaret begins to rejoin her old life, important recollections are told in poignant but never overly sentimental ways. Synopsis: The powerful memoir of an Inuvialuit girl searching for her true self when she returns from residential school.

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A Stranger at Home: A True Story: Chapter 6

a stranger at home a true story

I chose to read it becuase I had read the book Fatty Legs and wanted to know how the story continued. I am Tongan so I am learning a lot about the history and the culture of the Arctic people through the books we read. I know Elders in my community that went to Sitka and Wrangell for their schooling and lost some of their language but still can understand. Usually, the motives included wanting to move them off their lands so that the oils and minerals could make white people rich. I read this book as part of a course in Iñupiaq literature after reading the first part of the story in the book, Fatty Legs.

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A Stranger at Home: A True Story: Chapter 6

a stranger at home a true story

I think she is feeling happy because she might have an idea to help dubilak. Also, to realize what the outsiders did that made our native culture fade from being fluent to not being able to remember our own language. I think Olemaun is feeling happy because she wants to remember herself and she is happy to see her parents because she never seen her parents for a long time for like two or three years and wants to be 2. Only her father knows English and she works very hard to get herself back. Similar to Fatty Legs, this book includes photos and illustrations and seems more like a children's book I would suggest about grade 6.

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A stranger at home : a true story (Book, 2011) [tooluser.org]

a stranger at home a true story

This book better helped me understand the importance of language. Margaret wanted to learn to read so badly; there was so much she wanted to learn. No doubt some of the situations faced were bitter, but here the bitterness is turned towards making all of the nuns and brothers who undertook this education quite evil: ruthless with punishment, cruel and lacking affection, and down-right scary with their shaved heads underneath their habits. Only her father stood by her patiently, helping her to find her way back into her community. She had forgotten her language and many of the ways of her family and people.

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A Stranger at Home: A True Story: Chapter 6

a stranger at home a true story

But one thing they have in common though, is that they are both kind of lonely. This true story portrays the strength of character nee Similar to Fatty Legs, this book includes photos and illustrations and seems more like a children's book I would suggest about grade 6. Olemaun was now ten-years-old and taller than when she left. No doubt some of the situations faced were bitter, but here the bitterness is turned towards making all of the nuns and brothers who undertook this education quite evil: ruthless with punishment, cruel and lacking affection, and down-right scary with their shaved heads underneath their habits. She is horrified when the family eats without saying grace, and is terrified that her family will go to Hell. I chose to read it becuase I had read the book Fatty Legs and wanted to know how the story continued.

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CM Magazine: A Stranger at Home: A True Story.

a stranger at home a true story

The E-mail message field is required. This is a sad story of what Inuit children had to endure in these so called Christian schools run by nuns and priests. Additional Information 128 pages 6. Suggested age: 10+ Review written by Ms. She also sees the importance of literacy and begins to teach her mother to read. Story Description: The powerful memoir of an Inuvialuit girl searching for her true self when she returns from residential school.

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A Stranger at Home: A True Story, 2011)

a stranger at home a true story

Photographs from Pokiak Fenton's own collection add important points of reference for readers looking to visualize the characters and the unique setting of the Arctic Circle. There are other versions of these books meant for younger children and these books could be read by older children, too, if they want know more about some of the sad injustices perpetrated on aboriginals in an attempt to assimilate them and modernize them. She also managed to read nearly every book by Mordecai Richler before graduating. It is one thing to read that the aftermath brought further trauma, but i A Stranger at Home is the sequel to Fatty Legs. Margaret wanted to learn to read so badly; there was so much she wanted to learn.

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A Stranger at Home by Christy Jordan

a stranger at home a true story

I'm an Iñupiaq living in Barrow, Alaska and am a senior in high school. The level of detail makes this a very rich story. She feels the pain of not knowing her language and making mistakes. I am Tongan so I am learning a lot about the history and the culture of the Arctic people through the books we read. This is not a happy story, yet it is one filled with hope. I am an Inupiaq high school student from Barrow, Alaska.

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