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April Raintree

By Beatrice Mosionier
Foreword by Murray Sinclair
Categories: Young Adult Fiction, Orphans & Foster Homes, Prejudice & Racism, Aboriginal & Indigenous, Coming Of Age, Suicide
Imprint: HighWater Press

Interest Age: 15–18
Grade: 9–12
Paperback : 9781553796602, 256 pages, August 2016
Ebook (MobiPocket) : 9781553796886, 242 pages, November 2016
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781553796657, 242 pages, November 2016
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Description

April Raintree is the story of two sisters, separated from their family and one another. Despite that, the bond between them grows, as they navigate a society that is, at times, indifferent, hostile, and violent. Through this work of fiction, author Beatrice Mosionier reflects the all-too-harsh reality facing Indigenous people today—as well as a message of hope, healing, and reclamation. Based on the adult novel In Search of April Raintree, April Raintree has been revised specifically for students in grades 9 through 12.

The first edition of April Raintree, published in 1984, has since touched many generations of readers, becoming a Canadian school classic.

Great ideas for using this book in your classroom can be found in the Teacher’s Guide for In Search of April Raintree and April Raintree.  A FREE copy of the guide is available for download on the HighWater Press website at www. highwaterpress. com/for-teachers.