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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...

Submissions to the 2024 FOLD Festival Program are now open! Every year, the FOLD publishes a unique Festival Program which includes the festival schedule and information and articles and essays from Canadian writers. Articles in the Program showcase a wide variety of styles, approaches, and diverse lived experience. In 2024, we are pleased to announce...

By Emmy Nordstrom Higdon For the last month of 2023, we’ve decided to highlight books that explore mental health and illness. All of the books that we’ve decided to highlight are by Canadian authors who are from populations who have traditionally been underrepresented in traditional publishing. While the theme is more literal in some ways...

By Ramona Porter December has arrived, heralding a season of jubilation for some and an added burden of mental strain for others. Recognizing this duality, our reading challenge for this month is a fitting tribute to authors who identify as MAD or writes about mental health. While commendable strides have been made in fostering open...

By Monica Nathan For November’s reading challenge, we’re recommending books by authors from marginalized communities who utilize the epistolary format; work primarily composed of written correspondence or diary-type entries. This unique style provides an intimate and revealing perspective into a character’s thoughts and emotions while also offering profound insight on the relationship dynamics between writer...

By Ardo Omer and Jonisha Lewinson This month the spotlight is on books by Latine/Latinx authors that feature magic. While efforts have been made to uplift the Latine/Latinx community, there is still an overwhelming lack of representation of them in the publishing industry. With disparities in access to networking spaces and publishing professionals, the struggle...

By Ardo Omer This month we’re highlighting books about magic by a Latine/Latinx author for picture book, middle grade, and young adult readers. Putting together this list revealed to us the need for more stories from Canadian Latine/Latinx authors about the fantastical especially the magical for children. In fact, more stories from Canadian Latine/Latinx authors...

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