In Search of April Raintree. Fortieth Anniversary Edition.

SKU: 9781774920916

Author:
Beatrice Mosionier
Grade Levels:
Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
272
Publisher:
Portage & Main Press | HighWater Press
Copyright Date:
2023

Price:
Sale price$22.95

Description

By Beatrice Mosionier with a Foreword by Katherena Vermette and contributions by Dr. Raven Sinclair. Born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Beatrice Mosionier is a Métis writer best known for her novel In Search of April Raintree, first published in 1983. A school edition, April Raintree, followed in 1984. Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty 1 territory of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the heart of the Métis Nation. Dr. Raven Sinclair (Ótiskewápíwskew) is Cree/Assinniboine/Saulteaux from Gordon’s First Nation.

Rediscover Beatrice Mosionier’s groundbreaking 40th anniversary edition. Memories. Some memories are elusive, fleeting, like a butterfly that touches down and is free until it is caught. Others are haunting. You'd rather forget them, but they won't be forgotten. And some are always there. No matter where you are, they are there, too.

In this moving story of legacy and reclamation, two young sisters are taken from their home and family. Powerless in a broken system, April and Cheryl are separated and placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as their decisions threaten to divide them emotionally, culturally, and geographically. As one sister embraces her Métis identity, the other tries to leave it behind.

Will the sisters’ bond survive as they struggle to make their way in a society that is often indifferent, hostile, and violent?

Beloved for more than 40 years, In Search of April Raintree is a timeless story that lingers long after the final page. This anniversary edition features a foreword by Governor General’s Award–winning author Katherena Vermette, and an afterword by University of Regina professor, Dr. Raven Sinclair (Ôtiskewâpit), an expert on Indigenous child welfare.

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