The northern lights shine, women gather to eat raw caribou meat and everyone could be family in this ode to small-town life in Nunavut, written in English and Inuktitut.
Sisters Angnakuluk Friesen and Ippiksaut Friesen collaborate on this story about what it's like to grow up in an Inuit community in Nunavut. Every line about the hometown in this book will have readers thinking about what makes their own hometowns unique. With strong social studies curriculum connections, Only in My Hometown introduces young readers to life in the Canadian North, as well as the Inuit language and culture.
Angnakuluk's simple text, translated into Inuktitut and written out in syllabics and transliterated roman characters, is complemented by Ippiksaut's warm paintings of their shared hometown.
Author: Angnakuluk Friesen
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.30h x 7.30w x 0.40d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2017 pg. 120
Booklist 08/01/2017 pg. 68
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw