The Education of Augie Merasty newED- (FNCR 2017)

University of Regina PressSKU: 9780889774575

Author:
Carpenter, David|Merasty, Joseph A.
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Cree
Book Type:
HC
Pages:
150
Publisher:
University of Regina Press

Price:
Sale price$21.95
Stock:
In stock

Description

The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir is the 2017 new edition of Joseph Auguste Merasty's memoir.  Merasty attended St. Therese Residential School in Sturgeon Landing, Saskatchewan, from 1935 to 1944. He now lives in Prince Albert, Now a retired fisherman and trapper, the author was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of aggressive assimilation. Contains sensitive material describing torture and sexual abuse that may not be suitable for all readers. Awarded Second Place prize, 2016 Burt Award. This 2017 edition includes a study guide that may assist secondary level teachers and book clubs in their discussions of this non-fiction account. The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2017. The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir was selected as an Honourable Mention title for First Nation Communities READ 2017.

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