April Raintree

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Two Métis sisters are taken from their parents as young children and reared in separate foster homes—doing all they can to maintain the ties and live in a hostile society.

 

In the best possible way, April Raintree can be hard to read because it comes from a hard place and reflects it, because the characters and their experiences live on its pages, and because it asks questions without flinching or holding back. The story is of two Métis sisters who are taken from their parents as young children and reared in separate foster homes—doing all they can to maintain the ties between them and trying in different ways to live in a society that rejects and abuses them. To varying degrees both sisters struggle with learned shame, and, in a narrative unsweetened by sentiment or apology, how one of them summons the strength to face her demons is the story of them both. Culleton’s compelling writing will pull readers in to this story that offers no false comfort but embraces moments of joy and awakening.

 

Author: Beatrice Culleton (Métis)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1984

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Métis