Parents' Guide to

Julie of the Wolves

By Amy Finley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Thought-provoking saga of Inuit girl adopted by wolf pack.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 9+
Not posting my review for my child,but myself. This was the first chapter book I picked out when I was 8 yrs old. Despite what the disclaimer says,I enjoyed it as a Native American .it didn't need to be accurate for me to enjoy.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
age 16+

Its pretty good...

It has a few inapropriate scenes, and who ever wrote Torture Could Easily Be An Audio Tape of This Book On Endless Repeat.Iwill take your copy for you lol

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21):
Kids say (22):

This tale of a teen girl's harrowing trek across the Arctic tundra thoughtfully explores what Indigenous peoples face when their culture is threatened by Westernization. As Miyax recalls her "Eskimo" upbringing and learns to survive on the tundra, readers learn about the science of her Indigenous culture and its interdependence with native plants and animals. Miyax uses Native and natural wisdom to gain acceptance by the wolf pack that saves her life.

As Miyax (and the reader) become more steeped in her people's ways, she reconsiders her decision to leave Alaska. Julie of the Wolves invites readers to think about the impact of Americanization on traditional Inuit culture and whether individuals can make a difference within their society.

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