Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story

byDavid A. RobertsonIllustratorScott B. Henderson

January 20, 2012|
Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story by David A. Robertson
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BASED ON A TRUE STORY* A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, his friend's grandmother, 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.
David A. Robertson is an award-winning writer. His books include When We Were Alone (winner Governor General''s Literary Award), Will I See? (winner Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award Graphic Novel Category), Betty, The Helen Betty Osborne Story (listed In The Margins), and the YA novel Strangers. David...
Title:Sugar Falls: A Residential School StoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:40 pages, 9.8 X 6.3 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 9.8 X 6.3 X 0.6 inPublished:January 20, 2012Publisher:Portage & Main PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:155379334X

ISBN - 13:9781553793342

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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