Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 7 to 9
- Grade: 2 to 4
- Reading age: 7 to 9
TJ is bored of playing the same old games with his friends. When a new girl named Sapa moves to his community, he finally has a friend who shares his interests!
TJ and Sapa spend all summer playing out and exploring their community. When school starts in the fall, TJ’s classmates tease Sapa for being different. Will TJ stand up for his new friend?
About the authors
Aviaq Johnston is a young Inuk author from Igloolik, Nunavut. Her debut novel Those Who Run in the Sky was shortlisted for the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature, was a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Award for Young Adult Fiction, and a 2017 Honour Book for the Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature. In 2018 she won the inaugural Indigenous Voices Award for Most Significant Work of Prose in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer. She is also the author of the bestselling picture book, What's My Superpower? Aviaq loves to travel and has lived in Australia and Vietnam. She spends most of her time reading, writing, studying, and procrastinating. She divides her time between Iqaluit, Nunavut, and Ottawa, Ontario.
CHARLENE CHUA a illustré de nombreux livres pour les enfants de tous les âges. Ses illustrations lui ont valu de nombreuses récompenses et les livres qu’elle a illustrés ont été mis en nomination pour USBBY Outstanding International Books, OLA Best Bets, une récompense Shining Willow, et Kirkus Best books. Son premier livre Hug? a été publié en 2020. Elle vit à Hamilton avec son époux.
CHARLENE CHUA has illustrated more than a dozen books, including Amy Wu and The Perfect Bao, The Pencil, and Hug?, and her work has been nominated for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, the Forest of Reading Awards, the Shining Willow Award, and the First Nation Communities READ Award. Charlene lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Other titles by Aviaq Johnston
Why Is She Mad at Me?
Sometimes I Feel Shy
TJ and the Sleepover
Inuki's Birthday Party
Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition
Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me A Story
Showing You Care (English)
Showing You Care (Inuktitut)
Celebrations in Nunavut
An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories