Monday, December 31, 2012

# 80 ADA BLACKJACK by Jennifer Niven

Looking for a good book?

Ada Blackjack  (2003) by Jennifer Niven is well worth a read.

This book is a true account of an Inuit girl who joins an expedition to Wrangel Island, north of Siberia, in 1921.  As a seamstress and cook, Ada Blackjack accompanies four young, enthusiastic but inexperienced and unprepared explorers.  They're gone for two years.  Only Ada survives.

Niven's book is based on the diaries and photographs of the men and Ada.  You'll be impressed by Ada's courage, determination and resourcefulness.

For a quick overview of Ada's story, check out this YouTube video by Hannah Green.

1 comment:

  1. My New Year's resolution is to find more time to read!