The Night Wanderer: A Graphic Novel is the long-awaited reformatting of Ojibwe author Drew Hayden Taylor's gothic novel into a graphic novel. Adapted by Alison Kooistra and illustrated in black and white with a bit of red by Michael Wyatt, this graphic novel takes the main characters from the novel and adapts them to comic book format. Teenager Tiffany Hunter is a disgruntled high school student who lives with her dysfunctional family on a small Ojibwe reserve. Otter Lake is her home and living at her house are her father and his mother.
7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga is the 4-book graphic novel series by David Alexander Robertson and Scott Henderson now available in this new full-colour edition. This 128-page graphic novel contains volume one: Stone, volume 2: Scars; volume 3: Ends/Begins, and volume 4: The Pact. This graphic novel follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to the present day and tells a story of redemption as residential school survivor James and his son, Edwin, reconcile their past and begin a new journey. Edwin is facing an uncertain future.
Eternal: Zachary’s Story is a 160-page graphic novel by written by Creek children's author Cynthia Leitich Smith. With illustrations by Ming Doyle this volume is the reimagined graphic novel seen through the eyes of Zachary, teenage guardian angel. Part of the Eternal series of gothic novels, this story is told from guardian angel Zachary’s point of view. It includes new scenes not seen in the preceding prose novel Eternal. Reckless guardian angel Zachary has an unusual assignment. He’s meant to save the soul of Miranda, high-school theater wannabe turned glamorous royal vampire.
Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story is a graphic novel written by David Alexander Robertson, author of the 7 Generations series. With illustrator Scott B. Henderson the pair produced a compelling graphic novel that is based on a true story. Set in a contemporary high school, students are given the assignment to interview a residential school survivor. Daniel is not pleased with the assignment because he does not know any people to interview. His friend April agrees to help by introducing him to her Kokum.
Red Power: A Graphic Novel by Dakota-Anishinaabe artist and journalist Brian Wright-McLeod. Designed for mature readers this 60-page graphic novel is a fictionalized account of the Navajo land struggle at Big Mountain, Arizona in the 1970s. Peabody Mining was actively seeking the federal government's assistance in relocating the Navajo people from their lands so the mining operations could access natural resources from the territory. The Indigenous People resisted and this story is one interpretation of this resistance through the eyes of the main character Billy Moon.
Tantalize: Kieren's Story, a graphic novel version of Tantalize, seen through Kieren's werewolf eyes, written by Creek children's author Cynthia Leitich Smith. In this young adult series set in Austin, Texas, the author has created characters such as Quincie, the high school student who has inherited her parents' Italian restaurant, and Kieren, her best friend who just happens to be a werewolf-human hybrid. Readers of Tantalize followed Quincie's point of view but now in this graphic novel readers can follow Kieren's perspective.
Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection is an amazing anthology of 21 trickster stories told in a comic book format collected by Matt Dembicki who worked with Native American storytellers and graphic novel illustrators. Trickers include Coyote, Raven, Azban, Rabbit, Waynaboozhoo, Espun, and Mai. Azban and Crayfish is authored by James and Joseph Bruchac with Matt Dembicki as illustrator. Some stories are humourous, others scary, while all stories offer a teaching and something to learn. Over 800 colour illustrations are included in this graphic collection.
Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws: Bear Walker is a 32-page graphic novel based on the characters in the comic strip that appears in Anishinabek News. Artist Chad Solomon, grandson of respected Ojibwe Elder and activist Art Solomon, created the characters of two Ojibwe brothers known as Rabbit and Bear Paws. In volume 5 of the series, Bear Walker presents the Seven Grandfather Teaching: Dbaadendizin (Humility) in comic format. Throughout their brothers' adventures readers are introduced to stories featuring Nanaboozhoo, the Trickster.
The graphic novel 7 Generations Stone by David Alexander Robertson and illustrator Scott B. Henderson introduces the first volume in a series of four novels. The Pact concludes the graphic novel series 7 Generations. It follows one Aboriginal family from the early 19th century to the present day and tells a story of redemption as residential school survivor James and his son, Edwin, reconcile their past and begin a new journey.
The third graphic novel in the series, 7 Generations: Ends/Begins by David Alexander Robertson and illustrator Scott B. Henderson deals with the issues surrounding residential schools. Edwin's mother talks about the tough time Edwin's father endured in residential school. Troubled son and father find a way to begin healing. For lesson plans for the 7 Generations four part series see http://www.portageandmainpress.com/lesson_plans/plan_286_1.pdf
First Nation Communities Read 2012 title.