First Nation Communities READ 2018-2019 Indigenous Literature Award Shortlist

First Nation Communities READ 2018-2019 Announce the Children and Young Adult/Adult Shortlists for the Indigenous Literature Award
Toronto, May 30, 2018 – First Nation Communities READ announces the shortlists for the combined Children’s and Young Adult/Adult categories. Chosen by a jury of Indigenous librarians from across Ontario, these titles represent the best of Indigenous literature from throughout Turtle Island today.  The title selection announcement for FNCR 2018-2019 will take place in Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto on June 27 as part of the National Indigenous History Month celebrations.  The authors of the selected titles will be the recipients of the Periodical Marketers of Canada Indigenous Literature Award and will each receive a $3000 cash prize.

Children’s Category Shortlist

• When We Were Alone by David Robertson and illustrated by Julie Flett (Highwater Press)
• Akalik’s Adventure by Deborah Kigjugalik Webster (Inhabit Media)
• My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Julie Flett (Orca Book Publishers)
• The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson (Second Story Press)
• The Cloud Artist by Sherri Maret (The Roadrunner Press)

Young Adult/Adult Category Shortlist

• #NotYourPrincess edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale (Annick Press)
• My Conversations with Canadians by Lee Maracle (Book*hug)
• The Marrow Thieves by Cheri Dimaline (Dancing Cat Books)
• Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga (House of Anansi)
• He Who Dreams by Melanie Florence (Orca Book Publishers)

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