*First Nation Communities READ announces the shortlist for the combined Children’s and Young Adult/Adult categories. Chosen by a jury of Indigenous librarians from across Ontario, these titles represent the best of Indigenous literature from Turtle Island today.
*The title selection announcement and award presentation for FNCR 2021-2022 will take place at Toronto’s Virtual Word on the Street Festival on Sunday September 26, 2021.
*The authors of the selected title will be the recipients of the Periodical Marketers of Canada Indigenous Literature Award and will each receive a $5000 cash prize. (Announced by the Ontario Library Service.)
When We Are Kind by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Nicole Neidhardt.
Swift Fox All Along by Rebecca Thomas.
Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer by Suzie Napayok-Short.
I Am Loved by Mary and Kevin Qamaniq-Mason.
It’s a Mitig! by Bridget George.
How I Survived: Four Nights on the Ice by Serapio Ittusardjuat.
Siha Tooskin Knows the Strength of His Hair by Charlene and Wilson Bearhead.
Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak by Robert Budd, illus. by Roy Henry Vickers.
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