First Nation Communities Read

First Nations Communities Read is 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.


First Nation Communities READ Announces 2017-2018 Selected Title

Bearskin Diary, by Carol Daniels is the selected title of First Nations Communities Read 2017-2018 and the recipient of this year’s PMC Aboriginal Literature Award. Read more.

We are now accepting nominations of adult and young adult literature for the 2017-2018 First Nations Communities Read award. Please see the nomination criteria.

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.

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