Judgement at Stoney Creek: Teenagers and Adoption

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Oct 1, 2010 - 252 pages
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Judgement at Stoney Creek has been released in a new edition of an aboriginal studies classic; an engrossing look at the investigation into the hit-and-run death of Coreen Thomas, a young Native woman in her ninth month of pregnancy, at the wheels of a car driven by a young white man in central BC. The resulting inquest into what might have been just another small-town tragedy turned into an inquiry of racial tensions, both implicit and explicit, that surfaced not only on country back roads but in the courtroom as well, revealing a dual system of justice that treated whites and aboriginals differently. First published in 1990, Judgement at Stoney Creek has been hailed for its moving and deeply personal depiction of a controversial subject that continues to make news today - how the justice system has failed Canada's aboriginal people. This new edition includes a new preface by the author, who returns to the area to discover how much racial relations, and the relationship between Natives and the justice system, have changed.

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MARION CROOK has created many lively adventure stories for children and young adults. She lives in British Columbia and has travelled extensively in Canada and the U.S. to research her stories.

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