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Egg Money is a collection of biographies about Saskatchewan pioneer women and their experiences in the early 1900’s in Saskatchewan. The stories are told by family members and friends of the women and give a glimpse into the life and times of the early colonial period in Saskatchewan. History does not often spend time on women and daily life, so these stories expand a person’s understanding of this time period. The book includes maps and photographs to enrich the text. While I wouldn’t put this book into every school library on the prairies, it is a worthy addition to the historical record and would be helpful for talking about how we view history and discussing which voices get heard and which are silent.
Genre: biography, history