I Am Not a Number
Illustrated By:Gillian Newland
Published:October 4, 2016
Publisher:Second Story Press
Seeing stars? Professional book reviewers only award a star to exceptional books. More than one star means experts from multiple organizations felt the book was outstanding.
Approximate reading level:Grade 3
**Note: For more info about beginning reader levels, including the levels of individual books and finding a child's reading level, see THE LEXILE WEBSITE.
When 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 being told to do otherwise. When she goes home for summer holidays, her parents decide never to send her away again, but where will she hide and what will happen when her parents disobey the law?
The following links are to reviews of this book on review journal websites.
Booklist (Booklist provides free access to some, but not all reviews. A subscription is required for complete access.)