Joan Crate

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Joan Crate was born in Yellowknife and was brought up to be proud of her First Nations heritage. She taught literature and creative writing at Red Deer College, Alberta, for over twenty years. Her first novel, Breathing Water, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Award of Canada. Black Apple, Crate’s latest book, is a dramatic and lyrical coming-of-age novel about a young Blackfoot girl who grows up in the residential school system on the Canadian prairies., @