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

It’s the season of giving, and we’ve put together a young readers gift guide! Listed below are picture books, middle grade and young adult titles to gift the small human and/or emerging adult in your life. Get them, read them, love them today!     Violet Shrink is written by Christine Baldacchino and illustrated by...

By C.J. Zvanitajs Canada has lost many literary luminaries over the years, including authors, playwrights, and poets. Some of the authors featured in this blog challenge were trailblazers in Canadian publishing, while others were champions who wanted to provide a voice for those in our society who were marginalized or forgotten. What better way to...

By Emmy Nordstrom Higdon 2020 has been a particularly tumultuous year, and many readers have experienced challenges to their mental health, some for the first time. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 50% of people will experience some kind of mental illness by the time they reach age 40. Mental illness may be an...

By Monika Trzeciakowski While book banning is not a common practice in Canada, where I was born, books are constantly being challenged for various reasons – offensive language, sensitive or graphic content, mature content. These are attempts to censor certain voices and experiences that people disagree with. Often these challenges come from adults who believe...

By Calyssa Erb While the days may be blending into each other as we wonder how long this pandemic will last, there is some good news with these fantastic Canadian book-to-screen adaptations in the works. We may even see some as early as 2021. So, go ahead: take some time away from the latest reality...

The FOLD is hiring for the volunteer position of FOLD Academy Tech Assistant. This post will oversee the curation of the monthly FOLD Academy webinar series in conjunction with the FOLD Artistic Director. The post involves 3-5 hours of volunteer work per month, including attendance at monthly FOLD Planning Team meetings. Further details on the...

By Jael Richardson We select our FOLD Reading Challenge categories at the beginning of the year. Actually, we usually have most of them finalized in the fall, so they’re ready for January 1. Since there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that things have changed a lot since Fall 2019 and January 2020, we wanted to...

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