Phyllis’s Orange Shirt

Phyllis Webstad


When Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) turned six, she went to 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). Recommended for ages 4-6.

Author: Phyllis Webstad
Illustrator: Brock Nicol
Hardcover, 24 pages

For more information on Orange Shirt Day, visit  For some families, the topic of residential schools is very sensitive and difficult.  If you need crisis support please contact the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program 1-866-925-4419.


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Weight 0.3000 kg
Dimensions 0.635 × 21.59 × 19.05 cm