First Nation Communities READ is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nation Public Library community in Ontario. Each year, books created by Indigenous authors and/or illustrators are nominated by creators or their publishers and considered by a jury of librarians from First Nation communities
The First Nation Communities READ Program awards excellence in Indigenous YA/Adult and Children’s literature.
Two separate librarian led juries choose the selected titles for each category. The creator of each selected title is awarded the Periodical Marketers of Canada Indigenous Literature Award.
To apply, fill out the application form here. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019.