Baseball Bats for Christmas

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In 1955, in the Arctic Circle community of Repulse Bay, the children had been given baseball bats for Christmas.

 It is 1955, Christmas, “a glorious time.” In the Arctic Circle community of Repulse Bay, “the land is as bald as the belly of a dog with puppies.” Of course, there are no standing-ups, the things commonly known elsewhere as trees. So when an aeroplane lands in front of the Hudson’s Bay Company and dumps a bunch of standing-ups—“green with spindly branches all over”— on the ice, Arvaarluk and his friends figure out just what they’re for: baseball bats. The children had been given baseball bats for Christmas.

Author: Michael Kusugak (Inuit)
Illustrations: Color illustrations by Vladana Langer Krykorka
Binding Availability: Paperback or Hardcover
Published: 2006
Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Inuit