I Am Not a Number / Gaawin Ndoo-Gindaaswisii Book
I Am Not a Number / Gaawin Ndoo-Gindaaswisii Book
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I Am Not a Number / Gaawin Ndoo-Gindaaswisii

Written by Jenny Kay Dupuis, Kathy Kacer and illustrated by Gillian Newland

Published by Second Story Press Publishing

Publisher's Summary

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 in charge at the school, 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?

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  • Age Range: 9-12
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: chapter
  • Publication Date: September 10, 2019
  • ISBN: 1772600997
  • ISBN 13: 9781772600995
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Gillian Newland

Gillian Newland is an artist living and working in Toronto, Ontario. She has a diploma in illustration from Sheridan College. This is her first children’s book. When she is not working, Gillian likes to travel. She tends to be the reclusive sort, but you can sometimes find her sketching on the subway.

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