news | Wednesday August 21, 2013
First Nation Communities Read is an annual reading program that encourages family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing. Books on the annual reading list are written and/or illustrated by or otherwise involve the participation of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit creators, support, or endorsement. Launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario, this program celebrates its ten-year anniversary this year!
Above: The 2013–2014 First Nation Communities Read reading list is presented as a gorgeous poster.
The reading list includes such authors as Thomas King, Joseph Boyden, Drew Hayden Taylor, and Richard Wagamese. The reading list also includes Discovery Passages, by our own Garry Thomas Morse, and Unearthed (Leaf Press) by Janet Marie Rogers. The full reading list is available as a PDF, here.
You can support the First Nation Communities Read by purchasing some or all of the 2013–2014 featured titles from GoodMinds, the program’s official wholesaler.
More information about First Nation Communities Read is available on the Southern Ontario Library Service website.