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publisher: Second Story Press

Gaawin Gindaaswin Ndaawsii / I Am Not a Number

by Jenny Kay Dupuis; Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland, translated by Geraldine McLeod & Muriel Sawyer

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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.

About the Authors

Jenny Kay Dupuis

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 drew her to co-write I am Not a Number, her first children’s book. She lives in Toronto.
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Gillian Newland is an artist who works mostly in watercolor, ink and pencils. She finds most of her inspiration to draw outside of her studio, and can sometimes be found sketching her fellow customers at a coffee shop. She is the illustrator of The Magician of Auschwitz and many other books. Gillian lives in Toronto.
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Gillian Newland is an artist who works mostly in watercolor, ink and pencils. She finds most of her inspiration to draw outside of her studio, and can sometimes be found sketching her fellow customers at a coffee shop. She is the illustrator of The Magician of Auschwitz and many other books. Gillian lives in Toronto.
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Gillian Newland is an artist who works mostly in watercolor, ink and pencils. She finds most of her inspiration to draw outside of her studio, and can sometimes be found sketching her fellow customers at a coffee shop. She is the illustrator of The Magician of Auschwitz and many other books. Gillian lives in Toronto.
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Kathy Kacer’s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, 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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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
7 to 11
Grade:
3 to 6
Reading age:
7 to 11
Awards
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Express Award
  • Winner, Red Cedar Award for Information Book
  • Winner, Hackmatack Award
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2017
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Commended, CCBC Choices - Best Books of the Year
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award
  • Winner, Diamond Willow Award
  • Commended, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Notable Children's Books
  • Commended, American Indians in Children's Literature Best Books of the Year
  • Commended, Ontario Library Association's Best Bets - Junior Nonfiction
  • Commended, CBC Books' Best Books of the Year

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