Fatty Legs shares about a time in Canadian history when there were Residential Schools for Aboriginal students. These schools took Aboriginal students far away from their families, their language and their culture. Fatty Legs is a true story about a young Aboriginal girl who attend a residential school. It is an opportunity to learn about her experience first hand.
Here is the Fatty Legs – Pick and Choose Literature Study. This study is made for you and your student to choose the activities that best meet your needs.
(this study is in the Creative Commons and is free for your use)
If you are interested in learning more about Residential Schools here are some other options for you:
Stranger at Home (sequel to Fatty Legs) by Christy Jordan-Fenton
When I was Eight (story of Fatty Legs for younger students) by Christy Jordan-Fenton
Not My Girl (younger version of Stranger at Home) by Christy Jordan-Fenton
My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling
As Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry Loyie
I Am not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis
Kookum’s Red Shoes by Peter Eyvidson
Shin-Chi’s Canoe by Nicola Campbell
Shi-shi-etko by Nicola Campbell
(affiliate links from Amazon.ca)