|Contributions By:||Carpenter, David|
|By (author):||Merasty, Joseph Auguste (Augie)|
|Series:||The Regina Collection|
|Subject:||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage|
|BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Native Americans|
|EDUCATION / History|
|Publisher:||University of Regina Press|
|Size:||6.00in x 4.00in|
|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 Note||A 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.