2019/2020 First Nation Communities Read: Aboriginal Literature Award- Children's

First Nations Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario.

Ages: 0-12

Winners

Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams

Blackstock, Cindy

Spirit Bear and his new friends won't stop until Shannen's Dream of "safe and comfy schools" comes true for every First Nations student.

Shortlists

The Gathering

Meuse-Dallien, Theresa

Alex is attending her first Mi'kmaw spiritual gathering, or mawiomi. Though she is timid at first, older cousin Matthew takes her under his wing.

Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock

Hunt, Dallas

As young Awâsis searches for the ingredients to make Kohkum's world-famous bannock recipe, they run into a variety of other-than-human relatives that help them along in their journey.

Neekna and Chemai

Armstrong, Jeannette C.

Through two friends we learn the life patterns of the Okanagan Indian people.

Putuguq & Kublu and the Qalupalik!

Akulukjuk, Roselynn

What creatures lurk beneath the sea ice? Putuguq and Kublu-two siblings who can't seem to get along-are about to find out!

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First Nation Communities Read: Aboriginal Literature Award- Children's

First Nations Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario.

Ages: 0-12