Announcing the Launch of the Educators’ Resource for From Sea to Sea to Sea Indigenous Picture Book Collection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2021

IBBY Canada and Bibliovideo are proud to present the launch of the Educators’ Resource supporting the 2021 edition of From Sea to Sea to Sea: Celebrating Indigenous Picture Books.

From Sea to Sea to Sea features 25 of the best Indigenous picture books published in Canada between 2018–2020. Ojibway Librarian & Educator Linda Lou Classens has created an exceptional resource to help educators select and share books from the collection with students across the country.

“It is important to bring Indigenous Peoples’ history, language, culture and world view into mainstream classrooms,” says Classens. “The Calls for Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission demand that students from K–12 learn about Treaties, historical and contemporary contributions, and the Residential School System. If curricula are not developed and taught in schools, how will understanding and appreciation of Indigenous Peoples’ history, culture and languages ever come about?” 

The Educators’ Resource provides questions and activities to guide and support teaching and learning objectives, plus links to other materials. It is also useful for librarians, parents, community leaders, or anyone interested in speaking to young people about Indigenous Peoples’ culture and history.

On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, just a few days after the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Educators’ Resource will launch at 7:00pm EDT on Linda Lou Classens will present a reading and extension activity. Joining Classens to help answer educator questions will be Mi’kmaw and Métis educator Adrienne Plumley. Registration details are available on Eventbrite.

Find out more about From Sea to Sea to Sea on IBBY Canada’s website.

Find the PDF of this press release here.

For more information, please contact:

Emma Hunter
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
416.975.0010 ext. 2

IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People, was founded in 1953 and represents an international network of people committed to bringing books and children together. IBBY Canada, one of over 80 IBBY national sections worldwide, is a volunteer organization promoting quality French, English, and Indigenous Canadian children’s literature nationally and internationally. To become a member of IBBY Canada and to support our activities, please join us.

Bibliovideo, a project of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, is the destination for young readers, librarians, teachers, parents, authors, illustrators, researchers, and others who want to locate and learn more about great Canadian books for young people. New videos are added to the channel twice weekly. Subscribe to Bibliovideo now!

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chalmers Family Fund administered by the Ontario Arts Council.