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The Resource A line of driftwood : the Ada Blackjack story, Diane Glancy

A line of driftwood : the Ada Blackjack story, Diane Glancy

Label
A line of driftwood : the Ada Blackjack story
Title
A line of driftwood
Title remainder
the Ada Blackjack story
Statement of responsibility
Diane Glancy
Title variation
Ada Blackjack story
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In September 1921, a young Inupiat woman named Ada Blackjack traveled to Wrangel Island, 200 miles off the Arctic Coast of Siberia, as a cook and seamstress, along with four professional explorers. The expedition did not go as planned. When a rescue ship finally broke through the ice two years later, she was the only survivor. Diane Glancy discovered Blackjack's diary in the Dartmouth archives and created a new narrative based on the historical record and her vision of this woman's extraordinary life. She tells the story of a woman facing danger, loss, and unimaginable hardship, yet surviving against the odds where four "experts" could not. Beyond the expedition, the story examines Blackjack's childhood experiences at an Indian residential school, her struggles as a mother and wife, and the faith that enabled her to survive alone on a remote island in the Arctic Sea. Glancy's creative telling of this heroic tale is a high mark in her award-winning hybrid investigations of suffering, identity, and Native American history"--
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Character
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11022377
Cataloging source
DLC
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Glancy, Diane
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Blackjack, Ada
  • Blackjack, Ada
  • Inupiat women
  • Wrangel Island (Russia)
  • Blackjack, Ada
  • Inupiat women
  • Russia (Federation)
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the Ada Blackjack story
Label
A line of driftwood : the Ada Blackjack story, Diane Glancy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Joan Books"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1243352396
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9781933527215
Lccn
2021025604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030804014
System control number
(OCoLC)1243352396
Label
A line of driftwood : the Ada Blackjack story, Diane Glancy
Publication
Note
"Joan Books"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1243352396
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9781933527215
Lccn
2021025604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030804014
System control number
(OCoLC)1243352396

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