Read Glass Beads: Stories with Canada-Wide eBook Club

May 15, 2019 | Wendy

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Glass Beads

This Indigenous History Month, from June 3 to 30th, readers all across Canada are invited to read Glass Beads: Stories by Dawn Dumont as part of the One eRead Canada campaign. Along with other urban libraries across Canada, Toronto Public Library will make the ebook and eaudiobook editions of Glass Beads available with no holds or waiting lists all month long.

About the Book

Glass Beads is by Saskatchewan-born Plains Cree author, actor, and comedian Dawn Dumont. It's an engaging collection of interconnected short stories about four First Nations people, set against a backdrop of two decades of political, social, and cultural change. 

How to Participate

If you live, work, go to school or own property in Toronto, you can access Glass Beads with your library card and the OverDrive eBook app

In addition to gaining unlimited access to the book, you'll be able to discuss it with other readers across the country:

  • On social media using the hashtag #1eReadLivrelCanada ("Livrel" is "eBook" in French)
  • In a Facebook Group, hosted by Vancouver Public Library
  • At a Facebook Live event with the author, on June 12th at 8 pm. At that time, you'll be able to submit questions to Dawn Dumont using the hashtag #Question. 

About One eRead Canada

One eRead Canada is organized by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) — the people behind the eContent for Libraries campaign. Libraries are facing very high costs for ebooks and eaudiobooks, and some titles aren't available to libraries at all. With this campaign, CULC wants to show that libraries introduce readers to new books, which actually helps to drive sales to publishers. 

About Thistledown Press

Glass Beads’ publisher, Thistledown Press, is an independent Canadian publisher that is taking an active role in making eContent more accessible to the public, in partnership with public libraries.

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