April Raintree by Beatrice MosionierThere are some things we should read about from an intellectual point of view to make us educated and aware. Then there are issues that require good citizens to put aside their own lives for a few hours and experience the choices and feelings of someone else. Anyone living in Canada today needs to understand the Metis and our First Nations people at a deeper level.
I like the original title best. In Search of April Raintree really captures the essence of the story. Searching. Questions. Confusion. Its a title that is well-known enough that the phrase would roll through my thoughts as I was reading and it helped me center my thoughts about the narrative.
This adapted version is not an easy read, but it is also not grim. Im glad that Mosionier wrote a version for high school. It means that I can use it in our studies of Manitoba history. If you are looking for an excellent free resource, Aurora College has a free PDF teaching guide that is perfect for using as a high school level book study.
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She took her mother's pale skin of Ireland and could integrate it into a white society, so she became embarrassed as a child when she was a child, she said her birth blood It hides. Through her first foster parents, Dions, which is very familiar in April this will keep April feeling accepted into society, and she keeps hiding the heritage of her home country.
In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton
Winnipeg, MB: Pemmican Publications, ISBN Foster home care-Fiction. Winnipeg Man. April and her younger sister Cheryl, when only six and four years old, were taken from their parents by the Children's Aid Society, first to a convent orphanage, and then to various foster homes.
Mosionier grew up living in several foster homes in Winnipeg as a ward of the Children's Aid Society. Mosionier met and later married Bill Culleton, and they have two children. The couple separated several times, living mainly in Toronto. There Mosionier worked as a watch inspector at a factory. Later the couple returned to Winnipeg, where eventually they divorced. The family then moved to Vita , Manitoba, and later Oakbank and St. In Mosionier moved to Toronto, and in she married George Moehring.
The book In Search of April Raintree, by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier, is about the trials and tribulations of two sisters growing up in the foster system. The author writes about these two young sisters and writes about the struggles in their lives. Through her first foster parents, the Dions, were very kind to April, this continued to make April to feel accepted in society, and she would continue to hide her native heritage. She wanted to feel like a white kid, and they made her feel like one. After Mrs. Dion became ill, April is placed with the DeRosiers.
The Book in Search of April Raintree
Two sisters, April and Cheryl Raintree 4. Some depictions of racism and victimization 5., Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.
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