Two young sisters are taken from their home and family. Powerless to change their fortunes, they are separated, and each put into different foster homes. Yet over the years, the bond between them grows. As they each make their way in a society that is, at times, indifferent, hostile, and violent, one embraces her Métis identity, while the other tries to leave it behind. In the end, out of tragedy, comes an unexpected legacy of triumph and reclamation.
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 downloading.
Listed as one of 100 young adult books to read by CBC Books
In 2008, In Search of April Raintree was unanimously chosen as the first book for On The Same Page. On The Same Page is a mass reading project that invites readers of all ages to read a Manitoba authored book. The project is about encouraging a life long love of reading; honouring books by Manitoba authors and encouraging all to participate in fun and interactive ways to celebrate the same book at the same time.
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