Written and Illustrated by Luke Healy
How to Survive in the North is based around the true historical journey of Ada Blackjack and Robert Bartlett. In 1921 Ada Blackjack Johnson, an Inupiat woman, joined an expedition to an uninhabited island north of Siberia to claim the island for Canada. Conditions turned against them, rations ran out, and the rest of the team left Ada on the island and set out for help. Ada survived the harsh and terrible conditions until she was rescued. Luke Healy weaves the historical story with a fictional story set in the present day. Equal parts bleak and beautiful, this is a unique visual journey of love and loss that shows the strength it takes to survive in even the harshest conditions. This is a book for young readers but will also hit the mark for adults as well.