This true story inspired the movement of Orange Shirt Day which could become a federal statuatory holiday. When Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) turned six, she went to the residential school for the first time. On her first day at school, she wore a shiny orange shirt that her Granny had bought for her, but when she got to the school, it was taken away from her and never returned. This is the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt. It is also the story of Orange Shirt Day (an important day of remembrance for First Nations and non First Nations Canadians).
"This book gives a genuine, serious reflection of a real event, without being angry or sentimental or biased. It flows easily, logically and it's interesting and very relatable no matter what your childhood experience might be."--Jane Hancock, Principal, Dog Creek Elem/Rural Secondary