National Reading Campaign

Stories of My Life: Sharing Aboriginal Experiences Through the Written Word

Waubgeshig Rice | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada
Waubgeshig Rice

We learned about who we were as First Nations children in Canada through traditional storytelling. Now, strong First Nations storytellers have turned to the written word in recent decades to share their experiences.The spoken word kept our culture alive, and the written word further bolsters it.

Textual Journeys and Transformations: Why We Turn to Books and Reading

Najwa Ali | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada
Najwa Ali

In my 17-year-old mind, nothing I am living through or reading in this moment connects. Disjointed words, phrases, and images of the places I have left and entered surface in my mind as I pour milk for the children, take notes in class, or wait, endlessly, for the bus to arrive. It will take years to understand how powerful these textual and lived journeys have been.

Bookworms Unite — Canada Rocks Out On Reading With A National Campaign

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Living

Canada, we want to know what you're reading. Well, not us, specifically, but a whole campaign that's aiming to get the country reading. With the la...