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I Read Canadian Day

February 19, 2020


I Read Canadian Day
/Journée Je Lis Des Auteurs Canadiens is a new national day of celebration dedicated to reading books by Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers. The purpose of this inaugural event is to raise awareness of Canadian books and appreciate the “richness, diversity and breadth” of Canadian literature. 


On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, readers of all ages, from all over Canada, are encouraged to spend 15 minutes reading, sharing or listening to a Canadian book of their choice. Reading “Canadian” can take place anywhere there is access to great Canadian books – including at home, school, or your local school or public library.  With so many great books to choose from, reading “Canadian” is easier than ever. Board books, picture books, fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels are available in print, audio and digital formats in English, French, Indigenous languages, and many other language options around the world.

Need a great Canadian read aloud this week or all year round? Our LRSD school libraries have you covered. Be sure to drop by your favorite school library and check out the “I Read Canadian” displays and activities that highlight the exceptional literature created by Canadians, including these popular Manitoban authors and illustrators for children and teens – Jon Klassen, Maureen Fergus, David Alexander Robertson, Larry Verstaete, Colleen Nelson, and Katherena Vermette.

- Kathy Atkin, Coordinator of Library Services, Louis Riel School Division

 
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Back in May 2019, a group of 8 students and 5 staff from LRSD had the privilege of visiting the community of St. Theresa Point First Nation in Northern Manitoba. Find out how the friendships formed during that trip continue to flourish: https://t.co/274KtkeDrD https://t.co/zCpLCMK5WI

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#FeatureFriday — A podcast suggestion from Superintendent Christian Michalik 🎧 Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis highlights the importance of listening to Indigenous peoples and answers the question: Why does ancient wisdom matter in the modern world? https://t.co/8Mts8Y2lK9 https://t.co/5wk3Hw4t1k

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📢UPDATED: Navigating the 2020-2021 School Year📢 Further guidance on mask wearing limitations and school accommodations was recently released by the Province of Manitoba. Find a link to their document here: https://t.co/SbjavRRCHz https://t.co/biY6Rz1hjH

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