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By David A. Robertson
Illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
Series: 7 Generations
Imprint: HighWater Press

Categories: Young Adult Fiction, Coming of Age, Mental Illness, Aboriginal & Indigenous, Historical, Multigenerational, Prejudice & Racism, Values & Virtues, Violence

Interest Age: 12–18
Grade: 7–12
Paperback : 9781553792628, 30 pages, December 2010
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553792666, 30 pages, December 2010
Stone (Paperback) , Scars (Paperback) , Ends/Begins (Paperback) , The Pact (Paperback)


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…