Turtle Island Reads

Turtle Island Reads (TIR) 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. Hosted by Rosanna Deerchild, the live public event, three advocates (with assistance from three Quebec classrooms) will champion three books for young adults — The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline, Those Who Run in the Sky by Aviaq Johnston, and the graphic novel Will I See? by David Alexander Robertson, GMB Chomichuk, Iskwé and Erin Leslie.

Turtle Island Reads was launched by CBC Montreal in partnership with LEARN, the Quebec Writers' Federation, CODE and McGill University’s Faculty of Education.

(1) Introductory guide (PDF)
(2) Introductory guide - student instructions (PPT)
(3) Book summaries, activities & advocacy guide (PDF)
(4) Book summaries, activities & advocacy guide (PPT)

  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • 1 Title

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CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Turtle Island Reads 2017

The second annual Turtle Island Reads event celebrated Indigenous Canadian fiction with a panel discussion on three books including Bearskin Diary by Carol Danies, This Accident of Being Lost by Leanne Simpson and Son of a Trickster by Eden Robsinson. The 2017 event was hosted by author and CBC journalist Waubgeshig Rice. CBC Montreal's Nantali Indongo moderated the discussion with ...
  • 2017
  • 01:27:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/14/2018