The UCDSB Launches Inaugural #UCDSBReads Competition

May 18, 2016 No Comments

2016 Theme: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature


The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) presents its inaugural #UCDSBReads competition!


This event, based on the popular CBC competition “Canada Reads,” was created to inspire and encourage readers across the UCDSB to discover great books from all genres!


This year’s #UCDSBReads is celebrating First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. We’ve chosen this theme in celebration of Indigenous Book Club month in June, recently proposed by Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.


We’ve selected six excellent books that will be reviewed by six school teams. Each has read their assigned book and produced a three-minute video explaining why their book is one YOU should read!


The books and school teams are:


Book: Caribou Song by Tomson Highway, Illustrated by Brian Deines

School Team: Pakenham Public School


Book: Dream Catcher by Stella Calahasen

         School Team: Gananoque Secondary School


Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney

School Team: Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute


Book: Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

School Team: Athens District High School


Book: 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga by David Alexander Roberston, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson

School Team: Rothwell-Osnabruck School


Book: How Things Came to Be: Inuit Stories of Creation by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

School Team: Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute


Watch all six videos and vote for your favourite at The book that receives the most votes will be named the #UCDSBReads Book of 2016! Voting closes June 10, 2016.

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