Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Kids From Nowhere by George Guthridge

I finally got my hands on this book and couldn't put it down. I read it in less then 24 hours. It was so intriguing and unpredictable. I don't know a lot about the people in Alaska. I have never been there and have never met an Eskimo. This is a true story of a teachers experience with the kids in a remote part of Alaska at the end of the world. It takes place in the 1980's. The author takes on the impossible and helps children that have a very small future accomplish national recognition. They already know how to work hard and they already know how to hunt like grown ups in their village so by taking the skills they already have he teaches them to solve problems. Big problems. I think these kids are way smarter then I am and they have much more determination then I ever had. The book is a journey and when you are finished you feel like you understand a part of yourself that you didn't know existed.

Whole and Healing Book

2 comments:

Anne said...

I felt the same way, Becky. What a great book!

The Bec-ster said...

Thanks for recommending the book last year Aunt Anne!