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My Wounded Island is the story of a little girl, Imarvaluk, who is scared of the sea. Imarvaluk, whose name means "the song of the waves" in her language Inupiat, lives on the small islands north of the Bering Sea near the Arctic Circle. The sea is bewitched by an evil creature that is making the sea a monster who is slowly eating away at her island. The book explores the themes of climate change and relocation as well as describing the daily lives of the Inuit people who inhabit the island of Sarichef.
My Wounded Island raises awareness on how climate change is impacting people and not just the environment. The resource could be used in the classroom as an introduction to the subject of climate change and the real consequences it has for communities around the world.
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