Tracks Across Alaska

Day 230

I’ve been reading the book Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod to the students this week, while the Iditarod has been going on.  It’s been really neat to show them the map of the trail online, with the current standings from the race.

Looks like it’s going to be a close finish!  Sounds like it may end in the middle of the night, though — guess I’ll have to check in the morning.

The book Akiak:

This is a wonderful picture book.  The author traveled to Alaska and has worked a lot of true information about the Iditarod into a really heartwarming story.  Akiak is a dog about to be retired, but has one last chance to lead her team to Nome.  When she is left behind at one of the checkpoints, she sets out to run the trail alone and catch up to her team, winning the hearts of many followers in the process.