|aI am not a number |cwritten by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer ; illustrated by Gillian Newland.
|aToronto, ON |bSecond Story Press|cc2016.
|a1 v. (unpaged) |bcol. ill., ports |c29 cm.
|a"Editor: Kathryn Cole"--Colophon.
|a"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"--|cProvide by publisher.
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 being told 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?