Search Results: "Margaret Pokiak-Fenton"


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NOT MY GIRL by Christy Jordan-Fenton
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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WHEN I WAS EIGHT by Christy Jordan-Fenton
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY
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 >

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WHAT’S UNDER THE BED? by Joe Fenton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Is there something on the ground?' (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's nighttime, and Fred hears a noise. Read full book review >

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A GARDEN FROM A HUNDRED PACKETS OF SEED by James Fenton
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Narrow but charming."
Fenton's highly personal musings on gardening with flowers that can be grown from seed. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A subversive academic, Fenton uses his intellect and vast knowledge to question the ways in which certain artworks—as well as their creators—have been framed by history. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A detailed, somewhat contrarian collection of essays on the interpretation of art and artists. Read full book review >

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What a Ride! by Stanley Fenton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2013

"A stimulating glimpse into the life and career of an Australian pilot."
In his memoir, Fenton tells of how, since the first time he saw an airplane fly over his remote island home in Australia, there was never any doubt what his life's calling would be. Read full book review >

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GEOGRAPHY OF THE HEART by Fenton Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"It deserves the widest possible audience. (Author tour)"
A spiritual autobiography in the form of a novelist's memoir about losing his lover to AIDS. Read full book review >

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SCISSORS, PAPER, ROCK by Fenton Johnson
Released: July 1, 1993

A tender, haunting account of a rural southern family's demise as the parents sicken and die, the gay son contracts AIDS, and other siblings leave for greener urban pastures. Read full book review >

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EVERYWHERE HOME by Fenton Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"In taut, sometimes-tense prose, Johnson shows us so many varieties of human pain as well as many glimmers of hope."
A writer with deep Appalachian roots rehearses his life story, positioning it under the most exacting of microscopes. Read full book review >