Books by Christy Jordan-Fenton

NOT MY GIRL by Christy Jordan-Fenton
Released: July 1, 2014

"Another compelling version of an inspiring story. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Ten-year-old Olemaun describes her return from two years at the outsiders' school and her slow re-entry into her family's Inuit world. Read full book review >
WHEN I WAS EIGHT by Christy Jordan-Fenton
Released: April 1, 2013

"Utterly compelling. (Picture book/memoir. 5-9)"
The authors of Fatty Legs (2010) distill that moving memoir of an Inuit child's residential school experience into an even more powerful picture book. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Olemaun's spirit and determination shine through this moving memoir. (Memoir. 8-12)"
After two years in Catholic residential school, 10-year-old Olemaun returns to Tuktoyaktuk on Canada's Arctic coast, a stranger to her friends and family, unaccustomed to the food and clothing and unable to speak or understand her native language. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A moving and believable account. (Memoir. 8-12)"
Desperate to learn to read, 8-year-old Olemaun badgers her father to let her leave her island home to go to the residential school for Inuit children in Aklavik, in Canada's far north. Read full book review >