Gaawin Gindaaswin Ndaawsii / I Am Not A Number

byJenny Kay Dupuis, Kathy KacerIllustratorGillian Newland

September 10, 2019|
Gaawin Gindaaswin Ndaawsii / I Am Not A Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis
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The dual language edition, in Nishnaabemwin (Ojibwe) Nbisiing dialect and English, of the award-winning I Am Not a Number. 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 who are in charge at the school and who tell her that she is not to use her own name but instead use the number they have assigned to her. When she goes home for summer holidays, Irene's parents decide never to send her and her brothers away again. But where will they hide? And what will happen when her parents disobey the law? Based on the life of co-author Jenny Kay Dupuis’ grandmother, I Am Not a Number is a hugely necessary book that brings a terrible part of Canada’s history to light in a way that children can learn from and relate to.
Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis is of Anishinaabe/Ojibway ancestry and a proud member of Nipissing First Nation. She is an educator, researcher, artist, and speaker who works full-time supporting the advancement of Indigenous education. Jenny’s interest in her family’s past and her commitment to teaching about Indigenous issues thro...
Title:Gaawin Gindaaswin Ndaawsii / I Am Not A Number
Product dimensions:44 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.11 in
Shipping dimensions:44 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.11 in
Published:September 10, 2019
Publisher:Second Story Press
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9781772600995

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