Alert: we have received reports of fraudulent overdue notices. View details 

----

The Lafayette Library is now open Tuesday-Sunday (computer appointments recommended: call 303-661-1162).

View full reopening details, including hours, requirements, and what you can expect, before your next visit. Have a hold ready to pick up? Stop by the Circulation desk in the Lobby.  Holds pickup details

Highway of Tears: a true story of racism, indifference, and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
xiii, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Status:
Lafayette Nonfiction Area
362.8808 McD
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Last Check-In
Lafayette Nonfiction Area
362.8808 McD
On Shelf
Dec 26, 2020
Location
Call Number
Status
Last Check-In
Boulder Main Adult NonFiction
362.880897 McDi
In Transit
Broomfield Non-Fiction
362.88089 McDia
On Shelf
Dec 7, 2020
Longmont Adult Nonfiction
362.88 MCD
On Shelf
Dec 1, 2020
Loveland Adult Nonfiction
362.8808 McDiarmid, J.
Due Apr 27, 2021
Description

"For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The corridor is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid meticulously investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate in which Indigenous women and girls are overpoliced yet underprotected. McDiarmid interviews those closest to the victims and provides an intimate firsthand account of their loss and unflagging fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada—now estimated to number up to four thousand—contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in the country. Highway of Tears is a piercing exploration of our ongoing failure to provide justice for the victims and a testament to their families’ and communities’ unwavering determination to find it"--Book jacket.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

McDiarmid, J. (2019). Highway of Tears: a true story of racism, indifference, and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. First Atria Books hardcover edition. New York: Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McDiarmid, Jessica. 2019. Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. New York: Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McDiarmid, Jessica, Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. New York: Atria Books, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McDiarmid, Jessica. Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. First Atria Books hardcover edition. New York: Atria Books, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
53802014-fd12-f14e-ef2e-f909e6202366
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeMay 17, 2021 01:36:02 PM
Last File Modification TimeMay 17, 2021 01:36:20 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeMay 17, 2021 01:36:10 PM

MARC Record

LEADER03817cam a2200493 i 4500
001sky297325734
003SKY
00520191105000000.0
008190702s2019    nyuab    b    001 0deng d
1001 |a McDiarmid, Jessica,|e author.
650 0|a Missing persons|z British Columbia, Northern.
650 0|a Murder victims|z British Columbia, Northern.
650 0|a Native women|x Crimes against|z British Columbia, Northern.
650 0|a Native women|x Violence against|z British Columbia, Northern.
650 0|a Native women|z British Columbia, Northern|x Social conditions.
651 0|a British Columbia, Northern.
651 0|a Canada|x Race relations.
655 0|a True crime stories.
250 |a First Atria Books hardcover edition.
020 |a 9781501160288 (hardcover)
020 |a 1501160281 (hardcover)
5050 |a A bright light -- A brick wall -- Part of you is missing -- Falling through the cracks -- The not knowing -- An inch shy of a mile -- Blatant failures -- It depends who's bleeding -- Rising tides -- Breaking a spirit -- This we have to live with every day -- Where were you twenty years ago? -- Canada's dirtiest secret -- Winding down -- The last walk.
520 |a "For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The corridor is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid meticulously investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate in which Indigenous women and girls are overpoliced yet underprotected. McDiarmid interviews those closest to the victims and provides an intimate firsthand account of their loss and unflagging fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada—now estimated to number up to four thousand—contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in the country. Highway of Tears is a piercing exploration of our ongoing failure to provide justice for the victims and a testament to their families’ and communities’ unwavering determination to find it"--Book jacket.
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index.
264 1|a New York :|b Atria Books,|c 2019.
300 |a xiii, 331 pages :|b illustrations, maps ;|c 24 cm
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent
336 |a still image|b sti|2 rdacontent
336 |a cartographic image|b cri|2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated|b n|2 rdamedia
338 |a volume|b nc|2 rdacarrier
24510|a Highway of Tears :|b a true story of racism, indifference, and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls /|c Jessica McDiarmid.
040 |d SKYRV|b eng|e rda|d CoBoFLC
08204|a 362.8808997071185|2 23
998 |a mde2019/11/05 kr sky mm
998 |a lng11/10/2019dmg md
9989 |a b2019/11/13 b055 |b cv|c mm
998 |f -|d a |i eng|a bg|a bm|a md|a la|a lg|a lv
907 |a .b29251011
945 |y .i44913436|i R0405256600|l mdnfa|s -|h |u 6|x 3|w 0|v 5|t 0|z 191105|1 12-07-2020 21:02|o -|a 362.88089|b McDia
945 |y .i44927824|i 33471004020297|l lanfa|s -|h |u 5|x 2|w 0|v 4|t 0|z 191107|1 12-26-2020 19:44|o -|a 362.8808|b McD
945 |y .i4493192x|i R0095703889|l bmnfa|s t|h |u 4|x 2|w 0|v 2|t 0|z 191108|1 10-29-2020 15:00|o -|a 362.880897|b McDi
945 |y .i44933423|i 33060011593469|l lgnfa|s -|h |u 4|x 1|w 0|v 4|t 0|z 191110|1 12-01-2020 22:15|o -|a 362.88 MCD
945 |y .i44968796|i 000611938|l lvnfa|s -|h 210427|u 5|x 4|w 1|v 7|t 0|z 191120|1 11-21-2020 17:03|o -|a 362.8808 McDiarmid, J.
More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781501160288 (hardcover), 1501160281 (hardcover)

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The corridor is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid meticulously investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate in which Indigenous women and girls are overpoliced yet underprotected. McDiarmid interviews those closest to the victims and provides an intimate firsthand account of their loss and unflagging fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada—now estimated to number up to four thousand—contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in the country. Highway of Tears is a piercing exploration of our ongoing failure to provide justice for the victims and a testament to their families’ and communities’ unwavering determination to find it"--Book jacket.