7 Générations – Volume 1 (FR)

SKU: 9782896113927

Diane Lavoie, David Alexander Robertson
7 Generations Series
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve
Cree, Plains
Book Type:
Editions des Plaines
7 Generations Series
Copyright Date:

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7 Générations – Volume 1 is the French edition of the graphic novels Stone (volume 1) and Scars (volume 2) by David Alexander Robertson and Scott Henderson. This 70-page black & white graphic novel contains the French translation of English edition of 7 Generations volume one: Stone, volume 2: Scars.  This graphic novel follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to the present day and tells a story of redemption as residential school survivor James and his son, Edwin reconcile their past and begin a new journey.  Edwin is facing an uncertain future. Only by learning about his family’s past, as warriors, survivors of a smallpox epidemic, and casualties of a residential school, will he be able to face the present and embrace the future. This French edition begins with volume one 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 has 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. This French edition also includes volume 2 when main character Edwin hears a story about the time of the last great smallpox epidemic that ravaged the Plains Cree. In this story Edwin's mother talks about the death of the entire family as a young Cree boy perseveres and goes to locate a new home. Through the character's courage, Edwin finds his own courage to deal with his despair. The graphic novel is compelling and there is more than a glimmer of hope as this story ends.The series is highly recommended. Contains mature themes that may be disturbing to some readers. The English Teacher's Guide is available at http://www.portageandmainpress.com/lesson_plans/plan_286_1.pdf Check out the English YouTube book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcsjANq0oJI

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