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One eRead Canada: Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

North Vancouver District Public Library is excited to announce its participation in the first-ever One eRead Canada campaign, uniting readers through the same book across the country.

The inaugural book is Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont. Glass Beads is a collection of interconnected short stories, focused on the lives of four First Nations people against a backdrop of two decades of political, social, and cultural change. 

One eRead Canada, a campaign undertaken by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, aims to engage Canadians from coast to coast through Glass Beads, highlighting the importance of digital collections to a library's community. Additionally, in putting Dawn Dumont's incredible storytelling in the spotlight, the campaign hopes to spark a conversation across Canadians regarding reconciliation, Indigenous experiences, and culture. 

Glass Beads will be available for unlimited, free downloads from June 3 to June 30 through the following platforms:

For more great reads from Indigenous authors, get in touch with us or visit our online catalogue

How You Can Participate:

  • Read the book and encourage others to read it! You can use the resources above to find a copy.
  • Join the conversation, asks questions and share your thoughts on Twitter with #1eReadLivrelCanada. Tag @nvdpl, and we’ll join in!
  • Join Facebook LIVE event with author Dawn Dumont on Wednesday, June 12, at 5:00 pm PST, hosted by Saskatoon Public Library.
  • Visit any branch for more Indigenous Reads and book recommendations from staff.