Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Book Review: Graphic Novels by David Alexander Robertson

I can't remember how I found out about David Alexander Robertson, through the rabbit hole of the internet at work one day. Robertson is of Cree heritage, and the author of many graphic novels portraying Aboriginal history and present day issues.




Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story
By David Alexander Robertson and Scott B. Henderson
2015

A story about a murdered indigenous women, this is an emotional read with not a happy ending.





Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story
By David Alexander Robertson and Scott B. Henderson
2012

This poignant story about a residential school experience, ultimately ends with strength and hope.






7 Generations
By David Alexander Robertson and Scott B. Henderson
2012

Collecting four stories in one volume, this novel traces a family from 1800 to present day, through tragedy and bravery and strength.






All of these graphic novels were great reads and I recommend them to everyone. I opened my mind and learned. I sure hope Robertson's works find themselves in schools across Canada!

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