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April Raintree

by Beatrice Mosionier, foreword by Murray Sinclair

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list price: $19.00
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published: Sep 2016
ISBN:9781553796602
imprint: HighWater Press
About the Authors

Beatrice Mosionier was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. The youngest of four children, she grew up in foster homes. After a short time living in Toronto, where she attended college, she returned to Winnipeg. Following the death of two sisters to suicide, Beatrice decided to write In Search of April Raintree. First published in 1983, it has become a Canadian classic and launched the Manitoba literacy initiative, On the Same Page, in 2008. Beatrice has written more books of fiction, a play, a short film, and her memoir. She previously worked as publisher of Pemmican Publications. Beatrice now lives in Enderby, British Columbia.

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Beatrice Mosionier was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. The youngest of four children, she grew up in foster homes. After a short time living in Toronto, where she attended college, she returned to Winnipeg. Following the death of two sisters to suicide, Beatrice decided to write In Search of April Raintree. First published in 1983, it has become a Canadian classic and launched the Manitoba literacy initiative, On the Same Page, in 2008. Beatrice has written more books of fiction, a play, a short film, and her memoir. She previously worked as publisher of Pemmican Publications. Beatrice now lives in Enderby, British Columbia.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
14 to 18
Grade:
9 to 12
Editorial Reviews

The telling of this story is a wakeup call to the need for Indigenous children to feel value and validity in their sense of identity. It's about what happens to those who can't. There is a sadness buried between the lines, and yet it is a story of resiliency, of healing, and of triumph. Every child should read this.

— Senator Murray Sinclair

The first time I ever saw a copy of April Raintree was on orientation day of my teacher education program in 1984. We were handed a copy of the book and were asked to read it and come prepared to discuss it with our peers. April Raintree opened my eyes and heart to issues such as Aboriginal children and families being separated from each other, culture, and identity. The book as has rich story for students and educators and has a dynamic voice of hope and reconciliation.

— Helen Robinson-Settee, Director, Aboriginal Education Directorate, Manitoba Education and Training

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