The Education of Augie Merasty (Hardcover)

A Residential School Memoir - New Edition (Regina Collection #16)

By David Carpenter

University of Regina Press, 9780889774575, 150pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2017

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Description

The harsh truth of racist politics in Canada's schools as seen through the eyes of a child

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

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 by David Carpenter, describing how the publication of his memoir changed Augie Merasty's life.



About the Author

A retired Cree trapper, Joseph Auguste Merasty attended St. Therese Residential School in Sturgeon Landing, Saskatchewan, from 1935 to 1944. He lived in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.David Carpenter is an award-winning author and editor of eighteen books. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.