7 Generations

7 Generations

[Book 2], Scars

Book - 2010
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Scars introduce White Cloud, a young Plains Cree boy, in the year 1870, when the last great smallpox epidemic swept through the prairies. After witnessing, one by one, the death of his entire family from the illness, he summons the strength to journey on to find a new home and deliver himself from the terrible disease. But will he make it? Scars follows White Cloud and the people he encounters, as he struggles to survive against impossible odds. The book also reconnects readers to Edwin, a lost young man on his own quest who was introduced in book 1, Stone. By learning about the bravery and perseverance of his ancestor White Cloud, Edwin summons his own courage and travels to confront the main source of his despair: the father he barely knows. Scars is the second book in the graphic novel series, 7 Generations. Books in the series: Book 1: Stone (published) introduces Edwin, a young man who must discover his family s past if he is to have any future. Book 3: Ends/Begins (forthcoming) features the story of Edwin s father and his residential-school experience. Book 4: The Pact (forthcoming) is a story of redemption, as father and son reconcile their past and begin a new journey.
Publisher: Winnipeg : HighWater Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9781553792284
Branch Call Number: ROBER
Characteristics: 30 p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Henderson, Scott B.


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May 15, 2015

We continue Edwin’s story with his mom telling her son about his history as a First Nations person in Canada. This story takes place in 1870, and it’s about the smallpox epidemic the European Colonizers brought with them which killed hundreds of thousands of First Nations people, and one young man who survives to pass on these stories to other generations, but is left with scars from the pox. Just like our modern day character is left with the scars of his attempted suicide on his arms. Again, Roberson makes a beautiful link between the past and the present and how we are shaped by our history, both as an individual, as part of a member of a group, and as a country.

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