Books written by Christy Jordan-Fenton

Not My Girl

Annick Press | January 9, 2014 | 36 pages
When I Was Eight was called "utterly compelling" by Kirkusin a starred review. Margaret can't wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected. Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders' school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as... More Info

A Stranger at Home

July 14, 2011 | 124 pages
Looks at the experiences of a young Inuit girl returning from a residential religious school, where she is not recognized by her mother and is seen as an outsider.  More Info

Fatty Legs

June 3, 2010 | 104 pages
The moving memoir of an Inuit girl who emerges from a residential school with her spirit intact.  More Info

When I Was Eight

January 29, 2013 | 32 pages
Nothing will stop a strong-minded young Inuit girl from learning how to read. Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of things. But she does not know how to read. She must travel to the outsiders' school to learn, ignoring her father's warning of what will happen there. The nuns at the school take her... More Info