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I am not a number /

by Dupuis, Jenny Kay [author.]; Kacer, Kathy [author.]; Newland, Gillian [illustrator.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781927583944; 1927583942.Subject(s): Residential schools -- Canada -- Children's literatureOnline resources: Book review | Book review | Publisher website Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Children's Literature Regular G15 D87 I26 2016 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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