The Search for Joyful

The Search for Joyful

Book - 2002
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When her dear friend Oh Be Joyful died in a flu epidemic, Mrs. Mike Flannigan opened her home-and heart-to her orphaned child, Kathy Forquet. But as the terrors of World War II drew closer to home, Kathy left her small Canadian town to join the war effort-and enrolled at a nursing school in Montreal. The Search for Joyfulis her story.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 2002
Edition: Berkley hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9780425183335
Branch Call Number: FIC Freed 3564
Characteristics: 309 p
Additional Contributors: Freedman, Nancy Mars


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Jan 24, 2016

I didn't find that this book held my interest very well. One particular thing that I felt hard to accept (because my mother lived through this era in Slave Lake), was the modern day usage of the term "First Nation people" (page 38). The time period of this part of the book is during the Second World War. The words most often used at this time were Indian or half-breed. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, "In 1980, hundreds of chiefs met in Ottawa and used “First Nations” for the first time in their Declaration of the First Nations. In 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood became the Assembly of First Nations, the political voice for First Nations people in Canada."

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