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Detroit Lakes Public Library J DUP (Text) 33500012762019 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 1927583942
  • ISBN: 9781927583944
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour) ; 29 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON : Second Story Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 0.5 186507.
Oklahoma Library Association: Silver Birch Award Nominee; 2018.
American Library Association Notable Children's Book: Middle Readers; 2017.
Accelerated Reader 4.0.
"Editor: Kathryn Cole"--Colophon.
MN American Indian literature.
Summary, etc.: "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"--
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 4.0.
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 0.5 186507.
Awards Note:
American Library Association Notable Children's Book: Middle Readers; 2017.
Oklahoma Library Association: Silver Birch Award Nominee; 2018.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 September #2
    *Starred Review* While chapter books about Indian boarding schools are available, if not plentiful, few picture books deal with the issue. Dupuis and Kacer's story, based on Anishinaabe-Ojibway Dupuis' family experience, is a welcome addition and should be particularly useful when teaching the history of the wrongs done to Native Americans—in this case, the First Nations of Canada. In the 1930s, eight-year-old Irene is forcibly removed from her life on Nipissing First Nation to attend a Catholic boarding school. The experience is harrowing: her hair is cut, use of her native tongue results in gruesome punishments, and she is not allowed to communicate with her family. Finally, her name is taken away, and she is known merely by a dehumanizing number. Her joy at returning home for the summer is palpable, and her father vows his children will not go back, despite the demands of the government's Indian agent. An afterword explains the residential school system and Dupuis' personal history. Newland's illustrations zero in on the details that will stick with young readers: the scissors about to clip Irene's hair, the meager food, Irene's face after her hideous punishment. When home, her world is brighter, as symbolized by her yellow dress, white laundry on a clothesline, and the golden fields around her house. This well-done, empathetic historical book is highly recommended for all collections. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Indigenous peoples Fiction
Off-reservation boarding schools Fiction
Native peoples Fiction
First Nations Residential schools Biography
First Nations Residential schools Juvenile fiction
Canada
Off-reservation boarding schools
Indigenous peoples
JUVENILE NONFICTION Social Topics Prejudice & Racism
JUVENILE NONFICTION People & Places United States Native American
JUVENILE NONFICTION Canada History Canada
Internats pour autochtones Canada Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Native peoples Canada Residential schools Juvenile fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Themes / Sexual Abuse)
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
Off-reservation boarding schools Canada Juvenile fiction
Indigenous peoples Canada Juvenile fiction
Off-reservation boarding schools Canada Juvenile fiction
Indigenous peoples Canada Juvenile fiction
Genre: Picture books.
Fiction.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Fiction.
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