Dupuis, Jenny Kay,

I am not a number / written by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer ; illustrated by Gillian Newland. - 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour) ; 29 cm

"Editor: Kathryn Cole"--Colophon.

"A picture book based on a true story about a young First Nations girl who was sent to a residential school. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from despite the efforts of the nuns to force her to do otherwise. Based on the life of Jenny Kay Dupuis' own grandmother, I Am Not a Number brings a terrible part of Canada's history to light in a way that children can learn from and relate to"--

American Library Association Notable Children's Book: Middle Readers; 2017. Oklahoma Library Association: Silver Birch Award Nominee; 2018.

9781927583944 1927583942

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Indigenous peoples--Canada--Juvenile fiction.
Off-reservation boarding schools--Canada--Juvenile fiction.
Indigenous peoples--Canada--Juvenile fiction
Off-reservation boarding schools--Canada--Juvenile fiction
Native peoples--Residential schools--Canada--Juvenile fiction
Internats pour autochtones--Canada--Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
JUVENILE NONFICTION--History--Canada.--Canada
JUVENILE NONFICTION--People & Places--Native American.--United States
JUVENILE NONFICTION--Social Topics--Prejudice & Racism.
Indigenous peoples.
Off-reservation boarding schools.
First Nations--Residential schools--Juvenile fiction.
First Nations--Residential schools--Biography.
Native peoples--Fiction.
Off-reservation boarding schools--Fiction.
Indigenous peoples--Fiction.


Picture books.
Sophisticated picture books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Picture books.

PZ7.1.D87 / Iam 2016