Selected for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens.
Stone introduces Edwin, a young man who must discover his family’s past if he is to have any future. Edwin learns of his ancestor Stone, a young Plains Cree man, who came of age in the early 19th century. Following a vision quest, Stone aspires to be like his older brother, Bear, a member of the Warrior Society. But when Bear is tragically killed during a Blackfoot raid, Stone, the best shot and rider in his encampment, must overcome his grief and avenge his brother’s death. Only then can he begin a new life with his bride, Nahoway. It is Stone’s story that drives Edwin to embark on his own quest.
Stone is the first book in the graphic novel series, 7 Generations. Other books in this series:
Book 2: Scars, the story of the orphan White Cloud, set against the smallpox epidemic of 1870-1871.
Book 3: Ends/Begins, the story of Edwin’s father, and the residential school saga.
Book 4: The Pact, a story of redemption, as father and his son reconcile their past and begin a new journey.
Great ideas for using this book in your classroom can be found in the Teacher’s Guide for 7 Generations. A FREE copy of the guide is available for downloading.
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