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By Rahma Shere Happy spring! For this month, we’re highlighting three books featuring stories by Sikh authors that act as a means of reclaiming identity and healing. In Jasmin Kaur’s sophomore YA novel, If I Tell You The Truth, a mother and daughter find courage and community to heal as they navigate past trauma and fear...

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...

  THE FESTIVAL OF LITERARY DIVERSITY 2024 A celebration of diverse authors and storytellers April 28 to May 5   In-person appearances by Waubgeshig Rice, Louisa Onomé, Alicia Elliott,  Balsam Karam, Leanne Toshiko Simpson, Jessica Johns, and more.   Virtual appearances by Craig Shreve, Farzana Doctor, Téa Mutonji, and others.   BRAMPTON, ON | March...

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 Meena Johal For the month of March, we’ve decided to highlight books featuring a mystery by a racialized author. All of the books that we’ve shared are written by authors who are from or reside primarily in North America but represent various backgrounds from populations who have traditionally been underrepresented in traditional publishing. Did...

By Toni Duval In Canada, Freedom to Read Week is February 18-24 and this year it will celebrate its 40th anniversary “representing 40 years of dedication to freedom of expression, a fundamental right of all Canadians”. This month, the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) is highlighting texts that have been challenged in Canadian schools. For...

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....

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