A first graphic novel 7 Generations Stone by David Alexander Robertson and illustrator Scott B. Henderson introduce the first in a series of four novels. Set in contemporary Winnipeg, the book opens with a mother coming to the bedside of her hospitalized son Edwin. This Plains Cree teen is having difficulties with life and attempted suicide. His mother begins a healing journey with her son by explaining to him his ancestors' stories beginning with a 19th century Plains Cree man. The graphic novel is compelling and there is more than a glimmer of hope as this story ends. For lesson plans for the 7 Generations four part series see http://www.portageandmainpress.com/lesson_plans/plan_286_1.pdf
First Nation Communities Read 2012 title.