David A. Robertson
David A. Robertson is an author and graphic novelist based in Winnipeg. The multi-talented writer of Swampy Cree heritage has published 25 books across a variety of genres, including the graphic novels Will I See? and Sugar Falls, a Governor General's Literary Award-winning picture book called When We Were Alone, illustrated by Julie Flett, and the YA book Strangers.
Picture book When We Were Alone represents his first attempt at writing for younger children. Featuring vibrant illustrations by Julie Flett, the book delves into the legacy of Canada's residential schools in an age-appropriate manner. When We Were Alone was on the shortlist for the 2017 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and won the Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — illustrated books.
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