The inaugural I READ CANADIAN DAY is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people. This is a day dedicated to ‘reading Canadian’ and will empower families, schools, libraries and organizations to host local activities and events within the week.
For example, libraries or book stores can create a local I Read Canadian display for a month, or host author and illustrator visits during the week of the I Read Canadian day. Schools or communities can create challenges to get more readers involved – see how many readers can read Canadian.
GOAL: The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of Canadian books and celebrate the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian literature.
WHEN: February 19th, 2020.
ACTION: We challenge the nation to “Read Canadian” for 15 minutes and to share their experience at their library, in their school, with their families and friends, or on social media Young people are encouraged to read, or be read to, a Canadian book of their choice.
TOOLS FOR YOUR I READ CANADIAN DAY
- Press Release & info – Oct. 28, 2019 – English | Français
- Toolkit – English | Français
- Letter size poster – English | Français
- Powerpoint Slide for presentations – English | Français
- Book recommendations for your Canadian reader – English | Français
- Bookmark – English
- Scavenger Hunt – English
- Tips on how to host an author/illustrator – English | Français
- Need I Read Canadian Clothing & Swag? Shop now
So, I really want to encourage everyone to join in on I READ CANADIAN DAY on February 19th, 2020
To encourage readers of all ages to sign up, I will be giving away books by Canadian authors from my stockpile.
So, HOW DO YOU ENTER TO WIN? Entering is easy. Click on the Giveaway and complete each task for more and more entries.
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
I will be giving away a softcover copy of FROM THE ASHES: MY STORY OF BEING MÉTIS, HOMELESS AND FINDING MY WAY by Métis Canadian Author JESSE THISTLE.
Because I want to promote Canadian authors to everyone on the planet, this Giveaway is OPEN WORLDWIDE.
GIVEAWAY starts TODAY and Ends at midnight on the last day of February.
I READ CANADIAN DAY (February 19, 2020)
ABOUT THE PRIZE:
Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is.
From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up.
My Review of FROM THE ASHES will be posted by the end of this week.