The Orange Shirt Story
Phyllis Webstad, illustrated by Brock Nicol
hen Phyllis Webstad — nee Jack — turned six, she went to the residential school for the first time. On her first day at school, she wore a shiny orange shirt that her Granny had bought for her, but when she got to the school, it was taken away from her and never returned. This is the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt. It is also the story of Orange Shirt Day — an important day of remembrance for First Nations and non-First Nations Canadians.