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Sugar Falls

David A. Robertson's graphic novel, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, recounts the horror Indigenous children experienced in residential schools.

David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson

Sugar Falls is a powerful graphic novel that recounts the horror Indigenous children experienced in residential schools. Based on the true story of Betty Ross, an elder from Cross Lake First Nation, Sugar Falls tells the story of Betsy who, at eight years old, was sent to residential school. While there, she is abused and suffers, but the words her father told her keeps her spirit and her hope alive.

Sugar Falls is for readers ages 14 and up.

David A. Robertson is an author and graphic novelist based in Winnipeg. He has written several books in many genres, including the graphic novels Will I See? and Sugar Falls, the picture book When We Were Alone, the YA Reckoner series and the memoir Black Water.

Interviews with David A. Robertson

The award-winning author and graphic novelist talks about his work. 15:14

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