“Then one day a ‘flyable’ took me away from our world through the sky to a dark and desolate place.” Jose Kusugak had a typical Arctic childhood, growing up playing games, enjoying food caught by hunters, and watching his mother preparing skins. But he was one of the first generation of Inuit children who were taken from their homes and communities and sent to live in residential schools. In this moving and candid memoir, Jose tells of his experiences at residential school and the lifelong effects it had on him.
picture book; indigenous story; residential schools
Critical and Reflective Thinking, Personal and Social responsibility