Mangilaluk: A Graphic Memoir about Friendship, Perseverance, and Resiliency (Paperback)

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Mangilaluk: A Graphic Memoir about Friendship, Perseverance, and Resiliency (Paperback)

By Bernard Andreason, Alan Gallo (Illustrator)


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"Some children are born into the world and are home as soon as they come Earthside. Others spend their lifetimes searching for a home, a place to belong, a place where they are safe. I am one of those children."

After running away from residential school, Bernard Andreason and his two best friends begin a harrowing 130-kilometre journey from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, one which only Bernard would survive. In this heartbreaking and beautifully told graphic memoir, Bernard recounts his time in residential school and the tragic journey that took the lives of his two best friends. We then follow Bernard as he returns home, haunted by his past and struggling to find his place. Despite enduring more challenges into adulthood, Bernard never stops pursuing healing and higher learning, and he finds a support network that helps him. His story shows us that the possibility of finding a safe and loving home exists, and it is something every child deserves.

Mangilaluk is an extraordinarily affecting new addition to Qinuisaarniq ("resiliency"), a collection of books created to educate readers about the history and impacts of residential schools. Each book in this collection has been carefully written and reviewed to include level-appropriate opportunities for students to learn about colonial acts and policies that have affected Inuit. These acts and policies created long-lasting impacts on Inuit individuals and communities, which are still being felt today.

Bernard Andreason was born and raised in the beautiful landscapes of Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. He spent some of his childhood going to Stringer Hall Residential School in Inuvik, NT. He currently lives in Vancouver, which has become a place he calls home. Bernard is passionate about his culture and wants to share the richness and beauty of the Inuvialuit with as many people he can. Be it country foods, dancing, speaking and learning from Elders, Bernard stays connected with what matters most to him: culture. Alan Gallo is an Illustrator based in the Philippines with more than a decade of experience in the industry. His passion for art and interest in comic illustrations started at an early age. Today, Alan has worked on diverse projects with various studios including Outland Entertainment. He has multiple hobbies including playing rock guitar and collecting bonsai plants, but drawing has always been his primary passion. He has two dogs.
Product Details ISBN: 9781774507384
ISBN-10: 1774507382
Publisher: Arvaaq Press
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 100
Language: English