Talittuq is excited to start his first day of grade two. He is looking forward to the new school year, but as he meets his friends again for the first time after summer vacation, he notices that a lot of his friends? families are very different from his own. Some have one mom and one dad, and some have only a mom. Some kids live with their grandparents. Some live with two dads or two moms. As Talittuq hears about all the fun his friends have had with their families, he learns that families come in many different shapes and sizes, and what holds them all together is love!
Jesse Unaapik Mike was born and raised in Iqaluit where she lives with her partner, Moriah, and her daughter, Niviaq. She is raising her daughter through shared custody and hopes to raise her daughter in a better world with more love and less hate. Jesse has been advocating for Inuit youth since she was a teenager and has built on that to advocate for all Inuit on issues that most people will not speak of. In 1998, after living in Yellowknife for five years, Kerry McCluskey moved to Iqaluit to work as a journalist. Nearly 20 years later, Kerry continues to write and has built a wonderful home in Iqaluit, Nunavut with her son, River Talittuq Sukaq Gordon McCluskey. Her son features prominently in many of the stories she tells.