My Wounded Island

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Arbona, Marion
By (author): Pasquet, Jacques
Translated By: Watson, Sophie B.
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: August 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.00in x 9.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*There's an invisible creature in the waves around Sarichef. It is altering the lives of the Iñupiat people who call the island home. A young girl and her family are forced to move to the center of the island for refuge from the rising sea level. Soon the entire village will have to relocate to the mainland. Heartbroken, the young girl and her grandfather worry: what else will be lost when they are forced to abandon their homes and their community?
   Addressing the topic of climate refugees, My Wounded Island is based on the challenges faced by the Iñupiat people who live on the small islands north of the Bering Strait near the Arctic Circle.
From The Publisher*In this heartbreakingly tender picture book, a young girl and her family become climate refugees as the small island they call home is slowly engulfed by rising sea levels.
From The Publisher*On the map our island is a speck, a miniscule dot of nothing at all. But it is ours. And when it disappears, where will we go?
Will our people disappear when our island does?
Review Quote*"Pasquet's moving story does introduce the concept of climate change, and its imminent catastrophic impact on many indigenous communities, to young readers. Arbona's illustrations are by turns lyrical and frightening, truly indicative of the themes of the book. A moving...look at a very real threat."