I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number

Book - 2016
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"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"--Provide by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Second Story Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9781927583944
1927583942
Characteristics: [32] unnumbered : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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DPLjosie Aug 11, 2017

An important book on the residential school program in Canada in which Native children were forcibly taken from their families to be raised in boarding schools. (The same process occurred in the United States with many of the same results.) The authors note says that the last residential school w... Read More »


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DPLjosie Aug 11, 2017

An important book on the residential school program in Canada in which Native children were forcibly taken from their families to be raised in boarding schools. (The same process occurred in the United States with many of the same results.) The authors note says that the last residential school was closed in 1996; this history is still strongly with us today.

This will be an emotional book for a child, but the story is communicated in an accessible way.

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FVReader
Jun 11, 2017

A good introduction for children to the subject of Residential Schools. This is an emotional story for a child but told in a way that will give information, not fright.
I enjoyed this quick read.

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LauraMcShaneCLE
Apr 25, 2017

The disturbing true story of an Ojibway/Anishinaabe girl forcibly removed to a conversion residential center run by the Canadian government and staffed by nuns, priests and teachers. The last residential school closed in 1996. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Indian_residential_school_system

AL_ALYX Dec 10, 2016

A title that portrays the history of Native Americans in a realistic and historically accurate way. Teachers could use this in classroom or great for an interesting parents/child interaction. This book is certainly for school-age children and a great history lesson.

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