A Plains Cree Saga
In this national bestseller, David A. Robertson “weaves an engrossing and unforgettable story with the precision of a historian and the colour of a true Indigenous storyteller." (Rosanna Deerchild)
7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga originally published as a four-part graphic novel series; Stone, Scars, Ends/Begins, and The Pact. This graphic novel follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to present day. For Edwin, the story of his ancestors from both the distant and recent past must guide him through an uncertain present, to the dawn of a new future. 7 Generations explores the life of Stone, a young Cree warrior, the smallpox epidemic of 1870, the residential school system of the 20th century and its familial legacy.
Emotionally powerful works. Recommended.- Joanne Peters
Reconciliation is about respect...and self-respect is where it starts. A good story is worth telling, and when told well is worth reading. Especially this one.- Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Healing lies in knowing our past, not just of our lives, but also the distant past of our ancestors. The interweaving movements from present to past and past to present are like waves of cleansing waters washing in to the present, and back out to that distant past. It's mesmerizing.- Beatrice Mosionier, author of "In Search of April Raintree"
Selected for CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens list- Canadian Children's Book Centre
David weaves an engrossing and unforgettable story with the precision of a historian and the colour of a true Indigenous storyteller.- Rosanna Deerchild, author of "This Is a Small Northern Town"
A powerful message through image and artwork [that] will engage readers in an historical and insightful story.- David Booth, author and educator
Among recommended Indigenous titles for building an Inclusive Graphic Novel Collection- Booklist
A masterpiece of traditional knowledge; a powerful gift to share!- Betty Ross, Elder, Cross Lake First Nation
An excellent Canadian teen graphic novel series...[and] an honest portrayal of a young Cree man learning about his family's hardship.- Ottawa Public Library