Jeanelle’s Holiday Reading Pick


education of augie merasty coverBIG WEB The holidays are just around the corner and it’s a time to be around loved ones and for some, a break from work or school.

Sometimes it’s nice to unwind, turn off the television or cell phone, cozy up with a warm blanket, and read a good book.

In case you are stumped on what to read during the holidays, my reading pick is The Education of Augie Merasty by Joseph Auguste Merasty and David Carpenter.

I chose this book to coincide with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) full report which was released earlier this week; a lot of discussions have been stirring about the residential school era.

I started reading the first two chapters and I was already captivated with the story that many are familiar with. So I will be taking time from my holiday to finish reading this residential school memoir. I have a profound respect for those including Augie Merasty who have the courage and strength to open up and share their stories about their experiences at residential schools.

To find out more about what this book is about, pick up a copy for yourself or for that book lover on your holiday shopping list!

From my family to yours, have a happy and safe holiday. Happy reading!


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