Mush-hole: Memories of a Residential School

$6.00 each

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Engage very young readers in the important history of the residential school system, and the trauma that has resulted.

 

When Maddie Harper was seven years old, she found herself in the Brantford School in Ontario with about 200 other little girls who called it “mush-hole” because mush was their daily fare. Here, Harper tells of her eight years at the school, the cultural degradation she was forced to endure, her escape at age 15, her alienation from her community, her descent into alcoholism and finally, her return to traditional ways and recovery. This is a very deep “picture book” with amazing illustrations that will leave young readers with a lot to think and talk about.

A great book to engage young readers in the important history of the residential school system, and the cultural, social, and personal trauma that has resulted, as well as our capacity to heal and return to healthy ways if living.

 

 

Author: Maddie Harper (Ojibwe)

Illustrations: Color illustrations by Carlos Freire

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1993

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Ojibwe, Various U.S. and Canada tribes