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Je ne suis pas un numéro

by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland

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Irene, huit ans et ses deux frères sont forcés de quitter leur famille pour aller dans un pensionnat loin de chez eux. C'est la loi! Dans cet endroit austère, on les empêche de parler leur langue et on leur donne un numéro en guise de nom. À la fin de l'année scolaire, les enfants rentrent à la maison et informent leurs parents des conditions exécrables dans lesquelles ils doivent vivre au pensionnat. Trouveront-ils un moyen de cacher les enfants afin qu'ils n'y retournent jamais?

Inspiré de la vie de la grand-mère de Jenny Kay Dupuis, Je ne suis pas un numéro met en lumière une sombre partie de l'histoire du Canada de manière à sensibiliser les enfants et à leur permettre d'en tirer une leçon humaine et historique.

 

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 nuns' efforts to force her to do otherwise. When she goes home for summer holidays, her parents decide to never send her away again, but where will she hide and what will happen when her parents disobey the law? Based on the life of Jenny Kay Dupuis' own grandmother, Je ne suis pas un numéro is a must-read book that brings a terrible part of Canada's history to light in a way that children can learn from and relate to.

Original title: I Am Not a Number

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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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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Contributor Notes

D'origine Ojibway/Anishinaabe, Jenny Kay Dupuis est fière d'être membre de la Première Nation de Nipissing. La volonté de Jenny de faire connaître les enjeux autochtones, ainsi que son intérêt pour l'histoire de sa famille, l'ont poussée à écrire le récit des expériences de sa grand-mère, Irene Couchie. Jenny vit à Toronto, où elle travaille à améliorer l'éducation du peuple autochtone.

Kathy Kacer est une auteure primée qui a écrit de nombreux livres sur l'holocauste pour les jeunes lecteurs, dont The Magician of Auschwitz, L'histoire d'Edith, Le journal de Sara et Les espions de la nuit. Elle s'estime honorée de contribuer à faire connaître l'histoire familiale de Jenny Kay Dupuis. Kathy vit avec sa famille à Toronto.

Gillian Newland est une artiste qui travaille principalement à l'aquarelle, à l'encre et au crayon. Elle trouve son inspiration en dessinant à l'extérieur de son studio. On la voit parfois dans un café, en train de faire des croquis des autres clients. Elle a illustré The Magician of Auschwitz et de nombreux autres livres. Gillian vit à Toronto.

 

Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis is an Anishinaabe/Ojibway who is 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 Indigenous issues through literature drew her to co-write Je ne suis pas un numéro, her first children's book. She lives in Toronto.

Kathy Kacer is well known for her children's books about the Holocaust, including The Secret of Gabi's Dresser and The Magician of Auschwitz. Her books have won many 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 her books. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.

Gillian Newland is an artist who lives and works in Toronto. In addition to illustrating a number of picture books, her artwork can be seen on several young adult novels and in magazines. She has won the Ruth Schwartz Award and been nominated for the Lane Anderson Award.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
7 to 100
Grade:
2 to 17
Editorial Review

« [Je ne suis pas un numéro] est un livre que je vais suggérer aux professeurs et aux bibliothécaires. Les histoires de pensionnats ne sont pas faciles à lire, mais leur importance est cruciale. »
~ American Indians in Children's Literature

« Un aperçu émouvant d'une injustice assez récente dans notre histoire. »
~ Kirkus Reviews

 

"[Je ne suis pas un numéro] is one of the books I will recommend to teachers and librarians... Residential and boarding school stories are hard to read, but they're vitally important."
~ American Indians in Children's Literature

"A moving glimpse into a not-very-long-past injustice."
~ Kirkus Reviews

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