I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis

I Am Not a Number

byJenny Kay Dupuis, Kathy Kacer

Hardcover | September 6, 2016

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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.

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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 through literature...
Je ne suis pas un numéro
Je ne suis pas un numéro

by Jenny Kay Dupuis

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Title:I Am Not a NumberFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927583942

ISBN - 13:9781927583944

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Endless cross-curricular connections can be made using this story. But the most powerful aspect of this book is that it will open a dialogue, one that Justice Murray Sinclair spoke of as head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a dialogue that needs to take place for reconciliation to happen. - ETFO Voice