Gaawin Gindaaswin Ndaawsii / I Am Not a Number

By Jenny Kay Dupuis , Kathy Kacer

Illustrated By Gillian Newland

Translated By Muriel Sawyer , Geraldine McLeod , Tory Fisher

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An award-winning true story from Canada's residential school past, now a dual language book.

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.

Praise & Recognition

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Notable Children's Books 2016 - Commended

Ontario Library Association's Best Bets - Junior Nonfiction 2016 - Commended

CBC Books' Best Books of the Year 2016 - Commended

American Indians in Children's Literature Best Books of the Year 2016 - Commended

Details

Publication Date: September 10, 2019

Reading Age: 9 - 12

Reading Level: V

Genre: Children's Nonfiction, Picture Book

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 44

ISBN: 978-1-77260-099-5

Jenny Kay Dupuis

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Kathy Kacer

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Kathy Kacer

Kathy Kacer’s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.

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About the Illustrator

Gillian Newland

Gillian Newland has illustrated a variety of publications ranging from magazine editorial to children's books. She finds most of her inspiration to draw outside of her studio and can often be found sketching her fellow customers at Starbucks or the animals at the zoo. Gillian lives in Toronto.

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Muriel Sawyer

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Geraldine McLeod

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