In Search of April Raintree is the story of two Métis sisters growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After the girls are removed from their family, they are sent to separate foster homes. Métis writer Beatrice Culleton Mosionier recounts their struggle with loss, violence, racism, and search for identity in this moving narrative. This novel has become an important text in recent Canadian literature. This new critical edition includes the complete text of the novel and ten original essays. The essays address issues such as racism, “truth-telling” and the representation of social discourse, and Native history and the search for identity. The power of this novel extends to the literary community as the essays demonstrate. Recommended reading for literature courses at the senior high school to college and university levels.