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Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

Forfatter af In Search of April Raintree

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Beatrice Culleton, Beatrice Culleton, Beatrice Mosionier

Værker af Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

In Search of April Raintree (1983) 337 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Spirit of the White Bison (1985) 27 eksemplarer
Come Walk With Me: A Memoir (2009) 24 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
In the Shadow of Evil (2000) 4 eksemplarer
Christopher's Folly (2003) 4 eksemplarer

Associated Works

An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English (1992) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
Our Bit of Truth: An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature (1990) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (2011) — Forord; Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer

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Interesting but slow at times. It seems the beginning was more interesting. Also, I’m under the impression that this may be a true story. Not exactly my kind of book.
Leessa | 7 andre anmeldelser | Sep 3, 2022 |
I chose this book in order to gain a better understanding of indigenous history, in particular the treatment given indigenous children placed in foster care and the resulting ramifications of such treatment. To those ends, the book served me well. Through the story of two sisters taken from their families and placed in a variety of foster homes, I felt I better understood the social and personal issues they faced as children, then later as adults. The story itself was a little slow moving at times, but there was enough there to hold my attention and force me to ask hard questions of myself. All this came about a month before the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools in BC and Saskatchewan. Shocking though that was, I think this book and its portrayal of treatment given the main characters, helped to prepare me for the awful news.… (mere)
larvest | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jul 2, 2022 |
"In Search of April Raintree" was a brilliant story due to character development, mystery, and pacing. Beatrice Mosionier had many opportunities to preach or fully explain situations, but instead, let the consequences become the explanations. The message became more powerful that way.

I read that "In Search of April Raintree" --published 1983 --is based on Beatrice Mosionier's life. In 2009, she published an autobiography called "Come Walk With Me: A Memoir." I want to read it.
nab6215 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jan 18, 2022 |
I downloaded this book on Hoopla simply because it was fiction read by Michaela Washburn. I really enjoyed her reading of [book:The Break|29220494].

It turns out that this book is from 1983, and is very well known in Canada--I am in the US and had never heard of it. Even though this book reads at a very YA level, the content is very much adult--and there is an edited YA version.

This novel follows two Metis sisters, April and Cheryl Raintree, from their early childhood with their parents, through being split up and put into different foster homes (good and bad, 1 Metis), family meetings with their parents, schools, and then their experiences as young adults. These different experiences--and their different ages, Cheryl being younger has fewer memories of their parents than April--lead them to very different attitudes. April can pass as white if she chooses, and is ashamed of her Metis heritage. Cheryl could never pass as white and embraces her Metis heritage and plans to be a social worker. Both attitudes fail them as adults; just as April struggles to appreciate her culture, Cheryl cannot accept the problems her people have.

Mosionier is herself Metis and grew up in foster care. I wonder if any of the foster families depicted represent ones she lived with? How is this book viewed in the Metis community today, almost 40 years after it was first written?

Lots of trigger warnings on this one (the unedited version).
… (mere)
Dreesie | 7 andre anmeldelser | Sep 23, 2020 |



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