For the Children

Rita Joe

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For the Children

  Author:   Rita Joe  
  Artist :   Burland Murphy    
  Publisher:  Breton Books

Born in 1932, in Whycocomagh, RITA JOE lived a hardscrabble existence, from foster home to foster home, experiences that helped her decide to admit herself to Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, a place most Mi’kmaq people had come to dread. It was a rare example of the child choosing Shubie, “to better myself,” to get an education. That same determination compelled her to write about her personal combination of traditional Mi’kmaw spiritualism and Catholic faith, carrying forward her ‘gentle war’. Her last poem, unfinished, was found in her typewriter when she died in March 2007.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781895415988
Item BB0078
PublisherBreton Books
PublisherBreton Books
Published onJanuary 15 2009
Language eng
Pages 52
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight150(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Born in poverty on a reserve in Cape Breton, Rita Joe survived on sheer guts and compassion.