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Sugar Falls : a residential school story  Cover Image Book Book

Sugar Falls : a residential school story / story, David A. Robertson ; illustrations, Scott B. Henderson ; colours, Donovan Yaciuk.

Robertson, David, 1977- (author.). Henderson, Scott B., (illustrator.). Yaciuk, Donovan, 1975- (colorist.).


"From Governor-General's Award-winning writer David A. Robertson comes this special edition of the timeless graphic novel that introduced the world to the awe-inspiring resilience of Betty Ross, and shared her story of strength, family, and culture. A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changed. Betsy was taken away to a residential school. There she was forced to endure abuse and indignity, but Betsy recalled the words her father spoke to her at Sugar Falls--words that gave her the resilience, strength, and determination to survive. Sugar Falls is based on the true story of Betty Ross, Elder from Cross Lake First Nation. We wish to acknowledge, with the utmost gratitude, Betty's generosity in sharing her story. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Sugar Falls goes to support the bursary program for The Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation. This 10th-anniversary edition brings David A. Robertson's national bestseller to life in full colour, with a foreword by Senator Murrary Sinclair, Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and a touching afterword from Elder Betty Ross herself."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781553799757 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 40 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: Tenth anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba : HighWater Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"For this 10th anniversary edition, the author has made substantial changes to style within the text, and the original artwork has been colourized."-- Colophon.
"Sugar Falls is based on the true story of Betty Ross, Elder from Cross Lake First Nation."--P. [3] of cover.
Accompanied by teacher's guide.
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Canada > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indigenous peoples > Education > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indigenous youth > Canada > Social conditions > Comic books, strips, etc.
Off-reservation boarding schools > Canada > Comic books, strips, etc.
Native peoples > Canada > Residential schools > Comic books, strips, etc.
Native students > Canada > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Vancouver Community College.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Holdable? Status Due Date Courses
Broadway Library E 96.5 R63 2021 (Text) 33109010388601 Graphic Novels Volume hold On Display -

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