Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls


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Atria Books
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6.3 X 1.2 X 9.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Jessica McDiarmid is Canadian journalist who has written about human rights, racial conflicts and social justice in publications such as the Associated Press, CBC, and the Toronto Star. She grew up near the Highway of Tears and has been investigating the murders for the past five years.


"Powerful . . . [McDiarmid], writing with deeply felt emotion, makes it abundantly clear that this racism persists today [and] brings to light a little-known story that deserves more attention." --Kirkus Reviews
"This moving, well-sourced book is essential reading for anyone who cares about social injustice." --Publishers Weekly
"McDiarmid's touching, poignant account intricately details the backgrounds of many of the victims, and their families and loved ones. She deftly explains the continuous circle of blatant racism, depression, hopelessness, poverty, and addiction faced by the women, brought on by lack of opportunity and, frankly, by the lack of care from the government." --Booklist
"These murder cases expose systemic problems . . . By examining each murder within the context of Indigenous identity and regional hardships, McDiarmid addresses these very issues, finding reasons to look for the deeper roots of each act of violence." --New York Times Book Review
"A searing account of how systemic racism robbed these victims of justice and continues to endanger Indigenous women and girls in Canada." --Paste