Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 15
- Grade: 7 to 10
- Reading age: 12 to 15
"Then one day a ‘flyable’ took me away from our world through the sky to a dark and desolate place.”
Jose Kusugak had a typical Arctic childhood, growing up playing games, enjoying food caught by hunters, and watching his mother preparing skins. But he was one of the first generation of Inuit children who were taken from their homes and communities and sent to live in residential schools. In this moving and candid memoir, Jose tells of his experiences at residential school and the lifelong effects it had on him.
About the authors
Jose Amaujaq Kusugak was a teacher, historian, and leader. He was president of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated from 1994 to 2000 and was elected president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami in 2000. He died in 2011 in Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet).
Hwei Lim a étudié en génie, travaillé en informatique et en conseil aux entreprises, et est maintenant illustratrice de bandes dessinées et d’autres histoires. Ses œuvres récemment publiées comprennent les illustrations du livre The Spirit of the Sea, le premier volume de Spera et la collection d’histoires Boris & Lalage. Hwei vit en Malaisie.