Julie of the Wolves Study Guide

Julie of the Wolves

Julie of the Wolves by Jean George

Julie of the Wolves is the story of a young Yupik Eskimo girl named Miyax, called Julie by her non-native Alaskan family. The girl, orphaned in her youth but highly observant and intelligent, experiences profound conflict as she tries to choose the shape her life will take and whether it will follow the course of modern Alaska or of the tundra. The book uses Julie/Miyax's journey to reflect on cultural imperialism, tradition, and identity.