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. Volume IX Number 19 . . . . May 23, 2003
Because good books about the Inuit are in demand in schools, The Inuit will be a welcome addition to a library or classroom collection. The author, Danielle Corriveau, was raised on the Barrengrounds and now writes about her heritage and former home for the “outside” world. She writes clearly about all the important aspects of northern life, including the changes that the Inuit experienced when Europeans made contact with them, how people lived and how they live now. She also discusses traditional Inuit spirituality and legends, transportation, forms of entertainment, political changes, the climate - most everything young readers want to know about how people live in the northern territories of Canada.
The book is divided into 2 page chapters, the titles of which are self explanatory. Each chapter has a coloured border; the precise, age appropriate text includes a paragraph to introduce the content and then two or three subtitles and explanations. Bright photographs adorn every page. A glossary at the back defines new and Inuit terms, and readers are directed to more print and electronic resources in the “Finding Out More” section. An index completes the 48 page book.
Harriet Zaidman is a teacher librarian in Winnipeg, MB.
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