Fatty Legs: A True Story
At the age of eight, Margaret Pokiak set her sights on learning to read — even though it meant leaving her Arctic village. Upon her arrival at school, Margaret encountered the Raven, a black-cloaked nun who immediately disliked the plucky girl and frequently humiliated her. In spite of the Raven's cruelty, however Margaret refused to be intimidated and gave the nun a lesson in the power of human dignity. Complemented by archival photos, this inspiring first-person account of a girl's determination to confront her tormentor will linger with young readers.
Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)
Book Series: Tales from the Arctic: Indigenous Heritage American Indian Residential Schools: Books for Young Adults Far From Home: American Indian Residential Schools Courageous Girls: Books for Middle Grades