Read Glass Beads with Canada-Wide eBook Club
This Indigenous History Month, from June 3 to 30th, readers all across Canada are invited to read Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont as part of the “One eRead Canada” campaign. Along with other participating libraries across Canada, WPL will make the eBook and eAudiobook editions of Glass Beads available with no holds or wait 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 in One eRead Canada
Join in the discussion with other readers across the country:
- on social media using the hashtag #1eReadLivrelCanada
- in a special Facebook Group, hosted by Vancouver Public Library and open to all
- at a Facebook Live event with Dawn Dumont, on June 12th at [6pm in Saskatoon, 8pm EST, 5pm PST]. You can submit questions for Dawn using the hashtag #Question
The author of Glass Beads, Dawn Dumont, has provided a booklist of her reading recommendations
Marilyn Dumont – A Really Good Brown Girl
Chelsea Vowel – Indigenous Writes
Alicia Elliot – A Mind Spread Out on the Ground
Cheri Dimaline – The Marrow Thieves
Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm – My Heart is a Stray Bullet
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.
“Comparable to the complexity of Richard Van Camp’s work, Glass Beads
is a compelling representation of urban Indigenous life.” — Jade Colbert, The Globe and Mail
“Glass Beads is deeply political but never ideological. Its characters are full and complex. …[T]his book tells the stories of people vastly underrepresented in CanLit.” — J.C. Sutcliffe, Quill & Quire