7 GENERATIONS: A PLAINS CREE SAGA, by David Alexander Robertson, Illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Highwater Press


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The 7 Generations series is available in one book, and the illustrations are in vivid colour. 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga includes the four graphic novels: Stone, Scars, Ends/Begins, and The Pact. Edwin is facing an uncertain future. Only by learning about his family’s past–wars, the smallpox epidemic, a residential school–will he be able to face the present and embrace the future.

approx. 128 pages

Out September 2012

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I am a huge fan of this dynamic duo: Robertson and Henderson.  I especially like Robertson’s sometimes raw voice that holds nothing back for the imagination.  This with Henderson’s amazing artistic talent give the series a hard-hitting reality to historical events pertaining to residential schools and the Cree Nation.

I can’t recommend all of Robertson’s/Henderson’s work enough.

Here is an excellent link to a discussion with David Alexander Robertson. All you have to do is click on the “listen” button, sit back and become familiar with the author and his work. HERE

“David Alexander Robertson is an award-winning Canadian graphic novelist and advocate for educating youth on indigenous history and contemporary issues. He writes about sensitive subjects like teen suicide and missing and murdered aboriginal girls and women. His work is taught in classrooms across the country. Last year, David published his first novel, The Evolution of Alice.”

I’ve also included a link to an interview with David explaining why he wrote a children’s book, “When We Alone.” Here

My review of this book is here.

Here is another interview with David you might enjoy!

I love that all of the Plains Cree Saga books are now under one cover!

I gave this book:

5-Star-Logo-2

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