In Search of April Raintree

In Search of April Raintree

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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. Portage & Main Press and the Manitoba Writer’s Guild Inc. are pleased to announce the selection of In Search of April Raintree for the On The Same Page: Manitoba Reads! project. On The Same Page: Manitoba Reads! 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; celebrating books by Manitoba authors and encouraging Manitobans (and others) to participate in fun and interactive ways to celebrate a Manitoba book. Please visit www.mbwriter.mb.ca (before Oct. 1, 2008) and www.onthesamepage.ca (after Oct. 1, 2008) for information about events and activities that may take place in your community.

A coming-of-age story that explores the deep bonds of family.

Publisher: Winnipeg, Man. : Portage & Main Press, [1999]
Edition: Critical edition
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9781553791737
1553791738
Branch Call Number: MOS
Characteristics: vi, 343 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Suzack, Cheryl

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"In Search of April Raintree follows two young sisters who are taken from their home and family, separated, and each put into different foster homes. 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, on... Read More »


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ameliaht74
Feb 13, 2018

A wonderful story and very heart breaking. I have read this book many times and had to read it again. I read this once in Highschool and then used it in College as a book report for a assignment. It is one book that could and will be continued to be re-read. Pick it up and see what I am talking about.

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mclarjh
Jun 06, 2017

I reread this after many years. I find it is still one of the best on this subject.

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lgraf
May 07, 2017

What an incredible book! Really opens your eyes to the struggles that Native people experience in our society...the stereotypes & misconceptions!
A must read!!!!!

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MillieBT
Mar 25, 2017

Two Metis sisters growing up in Manitoba and their struggles with coming to terms with who they are......deals with a lot of difficult adult issues such as alcoholism , foster care, abuse,
rape, prostitution and suicide.....I have found a new respect for a culture I'm not part of...excellent read!!!!!!!!!

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jerksister1
Feb 21, 2017

What a powerful story! Tragic and insightful. Quick read because I really couldn't put it down - wanted to find out what happens to the sisters.

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meaganpeters4
Sep 08, 2010

A truly incredible read! It was written in a clear and concise manenr so it was a fast ready but the story is absolutely incredible!

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The powerful life stories of two Metis sisters who suffer the breakdown of their family relations and the injustices of the social services system.

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The powerful life stories of two Metis sisters who suffer the breakdown of their family relations and the injustices of the social services system.

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Loravika
Oct 28, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Loravika
Oct 28, 2011

Sexual Content: rape scene

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