Beatrice Mosionier was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. The youngest of four children, she grew up in foster homes. After a short time living in Toronto, where she attended college, she returned to Winnipeg. Following the death of two sisters to suicide, Beatrice decided to write In Search of April Raintree. First published in 1983, it has become a Canadian classic and launched the Manitoba literacy initiative, On the Same Page, in 2008. Beatrice has written more books of fiction, a play, a short film, and her memoir. She previously worked as publisher of Pemmican Publications. Beatrice now lives in Enderby, British Columbia.
Books by Beatrice Mosionier
Powerless in a broken system, sisters April and Cheryl are separated and placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as one sister embraces her Métis identity and the other tries to leave it behind. This edition has been revised specifically for grades 9–12.
Powerless in a broken system, sisters April and Cheryl are separated and placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as their decisions threaten to divide them emotionally, culturally, and geographically. As one sister embraces her Métis identity, the other tries to leave it behind.
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