The Orange Shirt Story

A picture book by Phyllis Webstad and Brock Nicol.

Phyllis Webstad, illustrated by Brock Nicol

The Orange Shirt Story is a nonfiction picture book by Phyllis Webstad and Brock Nicol. (

When Phyllis Webstad (née Jack) turned six, she was sent to a residential school for the first time. On her first day at school, she proudly wore a shiny orange shirt that her Granny had bought for her. When she arrived at school she was told that she could not wear her favourite shirt. It was taken away from her, never to be returned. The Orange Shirt Story tells the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt and of Orange Shirt Day, an important day of remembrance for First Nations Canadians. (From Kinder Books)

More about Orange Shirt Day

A ceremony was held at Edmonton's city hall on Friday to raise awareness of residential schools and to continue the reconciliation process. 1:27
Members of First Nations and their allies took part in Orange Shirt Day in Thunder Bay. 5:38