April 1 –April 30, 2024


Information for Participating Libraries

The Circulation Model

The book will be available in ebook and digital audio across platforms (Overdrive, cloudLibrary, hoopla, RB Digital, desLibris), with simultaneous access during the program at a cost of 25 cents per circ. The book is also already available to print disabled patrons via CELA and NNELS.

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Support Materials

Communication & Promotion

Logo & Hashtags

  • Please use the logo on any materials you create, and the hashtag(s) in any social media posts/tweets
  • The bilingual hashtag for the program is: #1eReadLivrelCanada
  • Other hashtags you may want to add depending on the content of the post/tweet: #IndigenousReads #IndigenousHistoryMonth #NIPDCanada

Draft Marketing & Communication Materials

Public Communications Strategy

(This material may be of particular interest to your Communications staff)

Single biggest thing we are hoping to accomplish:

  • Libraries bring people across Canada together to read/listen to a single book (in digital format) at the same time and engage with each other over their thoughts and feelings about the book and how it impacted them.

Note: We are promoting the digital format (ebook/digital audiobook) because the number of physical copies that would be required to do this Canada-wide in a four week period would make it impossible for libraries to do a program on this scale.

Why should the public care/bother to read this book:

  • This is an easy read with great depth. It tells stories unique to our country; introduces readers to an underrepresented perspective in Canadian literature – a female Indigenous author. Conversations about Indigenous experiences are happening across our country right now, and this book can help enhance those conversations.

Who are we targeting:

  • People who are interested in learning about Indigenous people’s experience
  • Can-lit readers
  • Fiction readers
  • Audiobook listeners
  • People who already use or are open to trying digital formats
  • People who like bookclubs, community reading experiences, participate on Goodreads
  • People who enjoy engaging about books and reading on social media

What is the message:

  • Spark conversations and prompt Canadian readers to contemplate new ideas and perspectives while expanding their literary horizons and connecting to fellow readers and their libraries.