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FOLD Challenge 2024

Updates on events, submissions, volunteer opportunities, and the monthly FOLD Challenge.

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By Meg Wheeler For the month of June, we are focusing on books by Cree authors. This month’s reading challenge includes two memoirs, one novel, and one short story collection. We hope this month’s challenge gives you a very small taste of the breadth of Cree-authored literature waiting for you.   1) Permanent Astonishment, by...

By Aaisha Islam This picks for this month’s FOLD Reading Challenge, which is to read historical fiction by a South Asian author, are nearly all contemporary history; based mostly in the 1940s. During that time the Independence Movement was gaining strength in the Indian sub-continent, that large landmass south of the Himalayan mountain range, jutting...

By Rahma Shere The month of April ushers in the spring season with rain showers and other seasonal signs. For the Sikh community, April is also an important and sacred month. Sikhs across the world celebrate Vaisakhi, which marks creation of the Khalsa and the Sikh articles of faith. Therefore, the designation of April as...

By Natasha Shaikh This March we are showing our appreciation for the mystery genre—specifically young adult mystery books by Black and Indigenous authors and authors of colour. In recent years, the YA genre has produced many mystery bestsellers, usually revolving around dark crimes, and boarding on thrillers. Despite the mystery genre being so vast, it...

By Monica Tang To celebrate Freedom to Read Week from February 18-24, 2024, this month’s challenge is to read a book that has been challenged in Canadian schools. These are a few of many books that Canadians and others have tried to remove from schools and libraries, deeming them offensive or inappropriate for certain audiences....

By Ardo Omer At the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), we believe that reading is a critical skill and that reading diversely – across genres, forms, and cultures – fosters empathy and understanding. Each year, we try and think about ways to transform our own reading habits – to fill in gaps, and to spark...

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