When Maddie Harper was seven years old, she found herself in the Brantford School in Ontario with about 200 other little girls who called it “mush-hole” because mush was their daily fare. Here, Harper tells of her eight years at the school, the cultural degradation she was forced to endure, her escape at age 15, her alienation from her community, her descent into alcoholism and finally, her return to traditional ways and recovery.
- ISBN: 9780920813980
- Author: Harper, Maddie
- Illustrator: Freire, Carlos
- Published: 1998 , Sister Vision Press
- Themes: indian of North America, indigenous people, memoir, off-reservation boarding school, personal trauma, residential school, School
- Descriptors: Biography, Canada, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 24