The Evolution of Alice is a reissued edition of The Evolution of Alice previously published in 2014. The author is David Alexander Robertson, of Swampy Cree heritage. This reissue features a new chapter by the author and a foreword by Shelagh Rogers. In this story, Alice is a single mother raising her three young daughters on the rez where she grew up. Life has never been easy, but she's managed to get by with the support of her best friend, Gideon, and her family.
Black Water is David Alexander Robertson's autobiography. The son of a Cree father and a non-Indigenous mother, David A. Robertson was raised with virtually no knowledge or understanding of his family’s Indigenous roots. His father, Don, spent his early childhood on a trapline in the bush northeast of Norway House, Manitoba, where his first teach was the land. When his family was moved permanently to a nearby reserve, Don was not permitted to speak Cree at school unless in secret with his friends and lost the knowledge he had been gifted while living on his trapline.
Fisher Finds the Bag of Summer by David Alexander Robertson and illustrated by Amber Green, is a story about Warren who has a dream about an unending winter, with animals teaming up to search for the lost bag of summer and all under a blanket of stars. Just as in the Anishinaabe and Ininew legend, Fisher, a brave hunter, is chosen to bring the bag of summer back to their home. But will he find the bag in time, or will the summer animals ruin his plans to bring warmth to the northern lands?
When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, a member of Norway House Cree Nation and translated by Marsha Blacksmith, a member of Pimicikamak Cree Nation, and illustrated by Julie Flett, Cree-Métis author, illustrator, is an empowering story of resistance that gently introduces children to the history of residential schools in Canada. In When We Were Alone, a young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. As she asks questions, her grandmother tells her about her experiences in a residential school.
The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, is the first book in this epic middle grade fantasy series by author David Alexander Robertson, a member of Norway House Cree Nation. In The Barren Grounds Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations. Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Peacemaker: Thanadelthur is one book in the Tales from Big Spirit series from Highwater Press. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of six great Indigenous heroes from Aboriginal peoples and Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics.
The Scout: Tommy Prince is one of the titles from Tales from Big Spirit series. This unique graphic novel series is a highly recommended six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of great Indigenous heroes from Aboriginal peoples and Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics.
Le Rebelle : Gabriel Dumont par David Alexander Robertson, traduit par Mathiew Ares et Illustré par Andrew Lodwick est une livre de Nation Big Spirit : D’hier à Aujourd’hui. D'hier à Aujourd’hui est une série unique de sept bandes dessinées qui plonge les lecteurs au cœur de l’histoire canadienne en s’intéressant à des figures autochtones marquantes, parfois méconnues. Tyrese trouve ses cours d’histoire ennuyants.