First Nation Communities Read
Date posted: June 21, 2018
Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! It’s a time to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Books written by Indigenous authors are something that you can enjoy any time of year.
Every year since 2003, First Nation Communities Read has run an annual reading program. (You may have seen the posters at your public library.) The books which are selected and recommended:
- 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.
The CBC has other suggestions:
- 9 beautiful children’s books by Indigenous writers to read
- 108 Indigenous writers to read, as recommended by you
- Classic books by Indigenous writers that deserve another look
- Indigenous writers recommend books to read during Indigenous Book Club Month
And, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has a list of Aboriginal-themed Books for Kids & Teens.