Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story

Category: Book
Illustrated By: B. Henderson, Scott
By (author): Robertson, David Alexander
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Historical Fiction
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Published: January 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 10.00in x 6.50in x 0.00in
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$ 16.00
Availability:
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From The Publisher*BASED ON A TRUE STORY* A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, his friend's grandmother, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changed. Betsy was taken away to a residential school. There she was forced to endure abuse and indignity, but Betsy recalled the words her father spoke to her at Sugar Falls - words that gave her the resilience, strength, and determination to survive. Sugar Falls is based on the true story of Betty Ross, Elder from Cross Lake First Nation. We wish to achnowledge, with the utmost gratitude, Betty's generosity in sharing her story. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Sugar Falls goes to support the bursary program for The Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation.
From The Publisher*Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story is based on a true story. Abandoned as a young child, Betwy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changed. Betsy was taken away to a residential school There she was forced to endure abuse and indignity, but Betsy recalled the words her father spoke to her at Sugar Falls - words that gave her the resilience, strength, and determination to survive.
Review Quote*With the 7 Generations series, David Robertson and Scott Henderson burst onto the Canadian graphic novel scene with beautiful storytelling, scenes of brutal honesty, and messages of truth. With Sugar Falls they do it again, narrating a graceful and unforgettable story of resilience and power. Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair Assistant Professor University of Manitoba