Written by York Region District School Board Teacher Librarian Geoffrey Ruggero
It’s back! After a very successful first year where authors, students, educators, librarians, parents and many other Canadians came together to promote Canadian literature, I Read Canadian Day has returned!
What happens when the Ontario Library Association, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and renowned Canadian author Eric Walters come together? You get a nationwide campaign designed to bring awareness to the diversity and wide range of Canadian literature that is available.
On the inaugural I Read Canadian Day, thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the country, connected with authors to celebrate the wide array of Canadian books that are out there. These connections are vital to fostering a love of reading and a willingness to seek out the work of Canadians.
Last year, in my role as teacher-librarian, I took this day as an opportunity to introduce our students to all the wonderful literature we have by Canadian authors. In preparation, I discovered man …