I Read Canadian Day 2021

Tomorrow’s the big day! Let’s get everyone reading Canadian for at least 15 minutes.

Need motivation for you or your classroom? Premier Justin Trudeau will give a special message in both English and French on Bibliovideo’s YouTube channel. Bibliovideo will also host a virtual video series called I Write Canadian, featuring Canadian writers for young people. To find more ways to get involved, check out the I Read Canadian Website.

Along with raising awareness on social media, I will be adding CANADIAN tags to my reviews of books that feature Canadian authors or illustrators. I can’t believe it didn’t do this before! Hopefully I will get it done in time and won’t miss any titles.

Tomorrow I will be reading Don’t Stand So Close To Me by Eric Walters. In addition to being a Canadian kidlit juggernaut, Eric helped create I Read Canadian Day as a collaboration between the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers and the Ontario Library Association. (Review coming soon…)

I’m honoured to support my local bookstore, The Gold Rush. If you’re not in Rossland you can still order from them online – the staff and selection are great!!

I hope you’ll join me in reading Canadian tomorrow. Have fun and stay safe.