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Scars introduces White Cloud, a young Plains Cree boy, in the year 1870, when the last great smallpox epidemic swept through the prairies. After witnessing, one by one, the death of his entire family from the illness, he summons the strength to journey on to find a new home and deliver himself from the terrible disease. But will he make it? Scars follows White Cloud and th ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 26th 2010 by HighWater Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Scars is book two in the 7 Generations series, following the book Stone. We re-join Edwin in his modern day struggle, and his mother tells us of another of his forebears, White Cloud, during a 19th century small pox epidemic.

Once again, the story is riveting. I feel genuine investment in Edwin's past and future. We got more of a glimpse into Edwin's life, and I am eager to see where his story leads. The story of White Cloud is heartbreaking, yet hopeful. The art is powerful and emotive, but I d
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A mom (current day) hopes if her son gets in touch with his roots, he will be more comfortable with his current situation and make peace with himself. In this short graphic novel, the story of how smallpox impacted the Aboriginal population in North America is told. The graphic gives the basics, but the story lacks depth.
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When there is hope in a painful history, preserved and passed down generations. You take inspiration from it and try to master the art of living❤️.
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David A. Robertson (he/him/his) is an award-winning writer and recent recipient of the Writer's Union of Canada's Freedom to Read Award. His books include When We Were Alone (winner Governor General’s Literary Award), Will I See? (winner Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award), Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story (listed In The Margins), and the the YA trilogy The Reckoner (winner Michae ...more

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