Agnes Macphail in Stratford
By Donna Mann
Agnes Macphail’s Story Continues
In 1908, knowing that women teachers faced restrictions and unequal pay, Agnes Macphail lived her determination. At Stratford Collegiate, she told fellow students, “I believe that one’s ability, attitude and natural gifts dictate a direction a student should go.” To Aunt Maggie, whose home she shared while attending Stratford Normal School, Agnes declared, “I want to be the best teacher I can be.”
This book follows Agnes through practice teaching, promenades with her beau, and her growing awareness of society’s problems. . .and her commitment to become a strong voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Donna Mann says, “This trilogy is for young minds and the young-at-heart who want to learn about or remember Agnes Macphail.”
Cover design by Irv Mills C&I Graphics. Images courtesy of Grey Roots and Stratford-Perth Archives.
178 pages softcover
$20.00 in Canada