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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: CAN KIDSAUBIO FEN2016
Title: Fatty Legs: A True Story
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Personal name: Jordan-Fenton, Christy (writer) and Pokiak-Fenton, Margaret (writer and subject) and Amini-Holmes, Liz (artwork)
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Kids Autobiographical
International Standard Book Number: 9781554512461
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Annick Press
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2010
Other physical details: softcover, paperback, picture/chapter book, text-heavy
Summary, etc. note: 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-Fenton’s collection and striking artworks from Liz Amini-Holmes, this inspiring first-person account of a plucky girl’s determination to confront her tormentor will linger with young readers
Expansion of summary note: Canada, Canadian, women, residential schools, colonialism, bullying, relationships, family, nuns, archival photos, bravery, courage, Indigenous, Indigenous culture, Indigenous history, Indigenous stories, Indigenous studies, Indigenous women, BIPOC, PoC, own voices, picture book
Source of acquisition: Rotem Diamant
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: February 2019
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