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Young Adult Fiction Coming Of Age

Ends/Begins

by (author) David A. Robertson

illustrated by Scott B. Henderson

Publisher
Portage & Main Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2010
Category
Coming of Age, Prejudice & Racism, Values & Virtues, Mental Illness, Historical, Aboriginal & Indigenous, Multigenerational, Violence
Recommended Age
15 to 18
Recommended Grade
9 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553792628
    Publish Date
    Dec 2010
    List Price
    $13.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781553792666
    Publish Date
    Dec 2010
    List Price
    $11.00

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Description

In 1964, two brothers are torn from the warm and loving care of their grandparents, and taken to a residential school far from home. James, assigned to manual work on the grounds, sees less and less of his younger brother, Thomas. When James discovers the anguish Thomas is living under, it leads to unspeakable tragedy. The pain and guilt that haunts James continues to affect his troubled son, Edwin. But a new understanding is dawning between them…

About the authors

DAVID A. ROBERTSON is the winner of the Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award, the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the TWUC Freedom to Read Award. His books include The Barren Grounds: The Misewa SagaWhen We Were Alone (winner of the Governor General’s Award, a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and a McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People); Will I See? (winner of the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, graphic novel category); and the YA novel Strangers (recipient of the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction). He is the creator and host of the podcast Kiwew. Through his writings about Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Robertson educates as well as entertains, reflecting Indigenous cultures, histories and communities while illuminating many contemporary issues. David A. Robertson is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.

 

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Scott Henderson (he/him/his) is author/illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic, The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated select titles in the Canadian Air Force’s For Valour series and Tales From Big Spirit series, the graphic novel series 7 Generations and A Girl Called Echo, select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold, Fire Starters, an AIYLA Honour Book, and Eisner-award nominee, A Blanket of Butterflies. In 2016, he was the recipient of the C4 Central Canada Comic Con Storyteller Award. https://scotthendersonart.wordpress.com/

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Other titles by David A. Robertson

The Stone Child

The Misewa Saga, Book Three

by (author) David A. Robertson

Version Control

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Andrew Thomas

The Great Bear

The Misewa Saga, Book Two

by (author) David A. Robertson

Sugar Falls

A Residential School Story

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
foreword by Murray Sinclair
afterword by Betty Ross

On the Trapline

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Julie Flett

Breakdown

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Andrew Thomas

Ispík kákí péyakoyak/When We Were Alone

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Julie Flett
translated by Alderick Leask

The Barren Grounds

The Misewa Saga, Book One

by (author) David A. Robertson

This Place

150 Years Retold

by (author) Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette & Chelsea Vowel
illustrated by Jen Storm, Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, G.M.B. Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk & Ryan Howe
foreword by Alicia Elliott

Ghosts

by (author) David A. Robertson

Other titles by Scott B. Henderson

As I Enfold You in Petals

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Nickolej Villiger

A Blanket of Butterflies

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Nickolej Villiger

Version Control

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Andrew Thomas

Sugar Falls

A Residential School Story

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
foreword by Murray Sinclair
afterword by Betty Ross

Road Allowance Era

by (author) Katherena Vermette
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk

Breakdown

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Andrew Thomas

Northwest Resistance

by (author) Katherena Vermette
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk

This Place

150 Years Retold

by (author) Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette & Chelsea Vowel
illustrated by Jen Storm, Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, G.M.B. Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk & Ryan Howe
foreword by Alicia Elliott

Red River Resistance

by (author) Katherena Vermette
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Pemmican Wars

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