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A Stranger at Home

 A Stranger at Home

A Stranger at Home is a true story about an Eskimo girl who had gone to “Outsider School.”  Her name is Olemaun and Margaret to the outsiders.  It is NONFICTION – JUVENILE: Biography, Autobiography & History: Biography & Autobiography written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak -Fenton.

Olemaun has came home from school where they had chopped off her hair and taught her English. Her Mom did not recognize her and she had forgotten how to speak their native language. Her sisters and brothers were afraid of her. Her Dad came and called her name and hugged her and takes her home. She is hungry but finds she is unable to eat the blubber and other native dishes.

A Stranger at Home

A Stranger at Home

She discovers they are going to remain in the village instead of returning to their old home. None of the people in the village will have anything to do with her and she is very lonely.

Olemaun does not want to go back to outsiders school so she hides when the boat comes to take kids .

She helps her Dad with the logs for their cabin, cutting ice blocks and hunting. He slowly teaches her their native tongue again. Her Mom wants her to teach her to read.
This is a good but sad book. Read it to find out what happens to Olemaun.

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