Turtle Island Reads puts a spotlight on Indigenous writing by connecting authors and their writing with high school students. Throughout the 2018-19 school year, the project will spark conversation about Indigenous storytelling. It will culminate in a live public event in April 2019, where three advocates (with assistance from three Quebec classrooms) will champion three books for young adults — two full-length novels and one graphic novel.
On curio.ca, we are also releasing two teacher guides to support the project. Available for download now, the introductory guide provides background on the project, outlines special considerations, and offers a pre-reading activity and extension activities to begin exploring the Indigenous-settler narrative in Canada. A second guide, to be released on December 3, will offer book backgrounders and activities specific to each of the three Turtle Island Reads 2019 books.
Plus don't forget to watch this spot for content coming soon to help you explore the 2019 book selections.
Turtle Island Reads was launched by CBC Montreal in partnership with LEARN, the Quebec Writers' Federation, CODE and McGill University’s Faculty of Education.