Our friends at Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) are inviting all publishers to nominate an author and/or illustrator for this year’s First Nation Communities Read (FNCR) competition. FNCR is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario. The selected and other recommended titles which are written and/or illustrated by an Indigenous creator encourage family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing.
Through title selections, other recommendations, and creators’ tours, in First Nation communities and beyond, First Nation Communities Read:
- encourages family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing;
- increases awareness of the relevance and importance of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit writing, illustration, and publishing;
- promotes the publication, sharing, and understanding of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit voices and experiences;
- increases awareness and sales of the titles it honours.
The creator(s) of the selected title will also be awarded the Periodical Marketers of Canada “Aboriginal Literature Award” with a cash prize of $5,000.00.
To download the nomination form, please click here. The submission deadline is January, 15, 2016.
For more information, please contact:
First Nation Communities Read
Southern Ontario Library Service
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1504
Toronto, ON M5E 1E5
416-961-1669 ext. 5194 | 1-800-387-5765