The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir - New Edition

Category: Book
Contributions By: Carpenter, David
By (author): Merasty, Joseph Auguste (Augie)
Series: The Regina Collection
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  EDUCATION / History
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: March 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 150
Size: 6.00in x 4.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Named the fourth most important "Book of the Year" by the National Post in 2015 and voted "One Book/One Province" in Saskatchewan for 2017, The Education of Augie Merasty launched on the front page of The Globe and Mail to become a national bestseller and an instant classic.

Publishers Weekly called the book "historically significant," and The Toronto Star recommended it as a must read for "any Canadian interested in truth and reconciliation." Writing in The Globe and Mail, educator J.D.M. Stewart noted that it "is well suited to a teenage audience because of its brevity and frankness."

This new edition includes a Learning Guide that deepens our understanding of the residential school experience, making it ideal for classroom and book club use. It also features a new postscript describing how the publication of this memoir changed Augie Merasty's life.
From The Publisher*A courageous and intimate chronicle of a young boy's life in an Indian residential school.
Review Quote*"This story of a child is heartbreaking and important. It brings into dramatic focus why we need reconciliation." - James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains
Review Quote*"A story in which our entire nation has an obscure and dark complicity." - David Carpenter, in his introduction to The Education of Augie Merasty
Biographical NoteA retired Cree trapper, Joseph Auguste Merasty attended St. Therese Residential School in Sturgeon Landing, Saskatchewan, from 1935 to 1944. He lives in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

David Carpenter is an award-winning author and editor of eighteen books. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.