FIRST NATION PUBLIC LIBRARIES

FIRST NATION COMMUNITIES READ

Image

About First Nations Communities READ

First Nation Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario. First Nation Communities Read selected and other recommended titles:

  • encourage family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing;
  • are written and/or illustrated by, or otherwise involve the participation of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit creator;
  • contain First Nation, Métis, or Inuit content produced with the support of First Nation, Métis, or Inuit advisers/consultants or First Nation, Métis, or Inuit endorsement. Learn more

Call for Nominations

Each year, First Nation Communities Read publishes and sends out an annual call to publishers for title nominations. The nominations’ call alternates annually between titles for children and titles for young adults and adults. Read our nomination criteria

Please see this year's call for nominations

2018-2019 Children and Young Adult/Adult Selected Titles

 
The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson Book Cover Image
The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson Published by Second Story Press
Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga Book Cover Image
Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga Published by House of Anansi Press


Toronto June 12, 2018 – First Nation Communities READ 2018-2019 announces the selected titles in the Children’s and YA/Adult Categories.  Chosen by a jury of Indigenous librarians from across Ontario, these titles represent the best of Indigenous literature.  The selected titles’ authors will be presented with the Periodical Marketers of Canada Indigenous Literature Award on June 27th in Toronto at Yonge/Dundas Square as part of National Indigenous History Month celebrations.  The Indigenous Literature Award comes with a prize of $3000 for each author.

Please view attached

About the Award

Periodical Marketers of Canada Aboriginal Literature Award The Periodical Marketers of Canada’s Aboriginal Literature Award is an award inspired by the goals of the First Nation Communities Read program. It will provide the creators of the First Nation Communities Read 2016-2017 title selection with a $5,000 prize. This is the third year the Periodical Marketers of Canada will present the Aboriginal Literature Award.

To learn more, see our About page.

First Nation Communities Read acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund for this project.

Previous Winners

Click on each year to learn more about the nominees and winners:

Support FNCR

Ways that you and your library can participate in First Nation Communities READ:

  1. Brainstorm with colleagues to identify ways your library can participate in the First Nation Communities Read program.
  2. Make a commitment to participate in, at least, one way.
  3. Display the annual First Nation Communities Read poster if your library is included in a sponsored distribution of it. Or, purchase the poster if your library isn’t included in a sponsored distribution.

Posters


First Nation Communities READ acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund for this project

Canada Heritage Logo
https://www.sols.org/images/2018/12/11/canadian-heritage-logo.png

Contact Us

For assistance with any of our services to First Nations libraries, please contact Nancy Cooper, Library Consultant.