7 GENERATIONS SERIES
by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
for grades 9–12
7 Generations* is an epic, 4-book graphic novel series that spans three centuries and seven generations. The central character in the series is Edwin. Edwin, an Aboriginal teenager, must learn of his family’s past if he is to have any future. The impact of his journey of discovery, and the revelation that follows, will change his life.
Introduces Edwin who learns of his ancestor Stone, a young Plains Cree man.
The story of the orphan White Cloud, set against the smallpox epidemic of 1870-1871.
The story of Edwin’s father, and the residential school saga.
A story of redemption, as Edwin and his father reconcile their past and begin a new journey.
The stories that run through 7 Generations explore the following historical concepts of the Plains Cree culture:
- social customs, including family life, marriage, and subsistence
- political structures
- traditional games
- spiritual practices and rituals
Great ideas for using the series in your classroom can be found in the Teacher’s Guide for 7 Generations Series. A FREE copy of the guide is available for downloading. Click here.
A correlation chart for the Ontario Native Studies Curriculum for Grades 9–12 is available for downloading. Click Here
A correlation chart for the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum for Grades 9–12 is available for downloading. Click Here
*Please note content may be disturbing to some readers.