I Am Not a Number

Book, 2016, 32 pp
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When 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. When she goes home for summer holidays, her parents decide never to send her away again, but where will she hide and what will happen when her parents disobey the law?

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.

Note: Many scenes are alarming, and may not be suitable for young children.
"A moving glimpse into a not-very-long-past injustice." - Kirkus Reviews

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