It’s the Second Annual I Read Canadian Day!

Transatlantic is celebrating I Read Canadian Day today, along with our Canadian children’s authors and illustrators! I Read Canadian Day, taking place for the second year today, empowers families, schools, libraries, bookstores, and organizations across the country to host activities and events by reading Canadian books and students are encouraged to read a Canadian book for just fifteen minutes.

“The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of Canadian books and to celebrate the excellence of Canadian literature,” according to Rose Vespa, Executive Director of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

This initiative was created as a collaboration between the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC); children’s author Eric Walters; Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP); and the Ontario Library Association (OLA.).

Since its inaugural year last year, Walters’ idea has taken hold: Last year, I Read Canadian had 1,500 schools across the country signed up to participate or hold an event.

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