Inuunira: My Story of Survival
by Brian Koonoo
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Pub Date 14 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 07 Oct 2022
Kirkus Best Teen & YA Nonfiction of 2022
"An unforgettable physical and emotional journey." —★ Kirkus, STARRED review
In this harrowing survival story, Brian Koonoo takes off on a hunting trip in Canada’s Arctic. After his snowmobile breaks down, his GPS loses signal, and his camping fuel runs low, he is left alone to survive for seven days. Inuunira is an Inuktitut term that means "how I'm alive," and this account shows exactly how Brian managed to stay alive. He experiences close encounters with planes, blizzards, and hunger, all while much of his gear is lost. Walking 60 kilometres in search of safety, he uses the knowledge his father and Elders taught him—modern and traditional means of navigation, finding water, making shelters, and keeping his spirits up—to continue on. With photos, illustrations, and diagrams throughout, readers are sure to be inspired by this story of strong will and hope.
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This is a beautiful book about survival. It takes an incredible person to survive like the author is. He is very strong to keep going in his ordeal. Each page.as I was reading made me love the book even more. Its a fast read but a very beautiful read. This book is so worth reading!!
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This is a straightforwardly written and illustrated true story of survival, particularly suitable for middle and high school students. A glimpse into Inuit life and hunting practices, it's a quick read and a good introduction to an indigenous people's life that will make curious readers seek out more.