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 a First Nation, Metis, or Inuit creator;
• Contain First Nation, Metis, or Inuit content produced with the support of First Nation, Metis, or Inuit advisers/consultants or First Nation, Metis, or Inuit endorsement.
Join us for the launch of First Nation Communities Read 2017-2018, and receive the long list announcement of this year’s nominated YA and Adult titles. If you’re interested in Aboriginal authors and their work, and/or have responsibility for collection development, readers advisory service, and collections-based displays and programming, the FNCR past jurors will provide an overview on these topics.
-introduce and/or increase awareness of the First Nation Communities Read program
-increase awareness of Aboriginal resources through collection development support, readers’ advisory service, and collections-based displays and programming
-receive the 2017-2018 long list of nominated YA and Adult titles to continue championing Aboriginal literature in Canada