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When I Was Eight

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A great companion to When We Were Alone for older readers, this is a powerful true story of overcoming obstacles, of courage, of resilience, of achieving things other thought you couldn’t. But it is dark and hard to read, though an accurate depiction of Margaret’s experiences at her Native American residential school. Ages 6-9, but stick with the older end of that age range. This would also be a powerful introduction to the residential schools for even older audiences. Even older readers might opt for the chapter story memoir off of which this is based, titled Fatty Legs.

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Looks at the experiences of a strong-willed young Inuit girl who receives permission from her father to travel to a residential religious school run by non-Inuit outsiders, where she struggles to adapt to the new way of living.

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Who Wrote When I Was Eight

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Christy Jordan-Fenton

Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton are the authors of "Fatty Legs" and "A Stranger at Home." They live in Fort St. John, BC.

Gabrielle Grimard has illustrated numerous books for children. She lives in Quebec.

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Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton are the authors of "Fatty Legs" and "A Stranger at Home." They live in Fort St. John, BC.

Gabrielle Grimard has illustrated numerous books for children. She lives in Quebec.

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Gabrielle Grimard

<strong>Gabrielle Grimard</strong> has been drawing since she was young. Her passion for drawing and painting led her to pursue studies in fine arts and arts education at Concordia University. After she had her first child, she began her career as an illustrator. She moved from Montreal to Waterville, Quebec, where she now lives with her two children, several chickens and her husband, who builds wooden boats. They share an old barn as their artists’ studio. For more information, visit gabriellegrimard.com.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781554514908
Publication Date:
February 7, 2013
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1554514908
Lexile® Level:
760L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.3
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
157707
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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