Fatty Legs shares about a time in Canadian history when there were Residential Schools for Aboriginal students. These schools took Aboriginal students far away from their families, their language and their culture. Fatty Legs is a true story about a young Aboriginal girl who attends a residential school. It is an opportunity to learn about her experience first hand. I hope that it will be both challenging and enlightening to you! This is a ‘pick and choose’ literature study, has many cross-curricular opportunities, so I suggest that you choose the activities that interest you the most.