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I am not a number / written by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer ; illustrated by Gillian Newland.

Dupuis, Jenny Kay, (author.). Cole, Kathryn, (editor.). Kacer, Kathy, 1954- (author.). Newland, Gillian, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library J DUP (Text) 33500012762019 Main In transit -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

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

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