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Gaawin Gindaaswin Ndaawsii / I Am Not a Number
Nishnaabemwin (Ojibwe) Nbisiing dialect and English dual language edition
By (author): Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis By (author): Kathy Kacer Illustrated by: Gillian Newland Translated by: Muriel Sawyer Translated by: Geraldine McLeod
Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis , Kathy Kacer ,

Illustrated by :

Gillian Newland ,

Translated by :

Muriel Sawyer ,

Translated by :

Geraldine McLeod

Imprint:

Second Story Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781772600995

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade, Picture book, Adhesive bound
Paperback , Trade, Picture book, Adhesive bound
English, Ojibwa

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 7 - 11, Grade (CAN) 3 - 6, Grade (US) 3 - 6, Reading age 7 - 11
Sep 10, 2019
$14.95 CAD
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Dimensions:

11in x 8.5 x 0.11 in | 180 gr

Page Count:

44 pages

Illustrations:

20 illustrations
Second Story Press
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / Indigenous
Picture storybooks|Relating to Native American people
Rural Ontario
 
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 Hackmatack Award 2018, Winner Diamond Willow Award 2017, Winner Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year 2017, Commended CCBC Choices - Best Books of the Year 2017, Commended Information Book Award 2017, Short-listed Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2017 2017, Commended Rocky Mountain Book Award 2018, Short-listed Red Cedar Award for Information Book 2018, Winner Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2017, Short-listed Silver Birch Express Award 2018, Short-listed Native Voices in November: A Booklist for Students, Parents & Educators 2020, Long-listed
  • Short Description
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.
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.

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. Contributor Website

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. Contributor Website

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. Contributor Website


Translation to Nishnaabemwin (Ojibwe), Nbisiing dialect.
Translated by two native speakers and one language teacher from Irene Couchie's home community of Nipissing, and into her home dialect.
The history of residential schools continues to be an important topic for educators, librarians.
2019 The International Year of Indigenous Languages (United Nations) 
ARCs to key reviewers, targeted review mailing and press release
Digital ARC available on NetGalley and Edelweiss
Bookmarks
Co-op available

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