CBC Canada Reads picks announced!
Lyndsay informs me that yesterday, CBC announced its Canada Reads picks for 2006. The website with the list of books and panellists is available HERE.
Be sure to check it out. Each year five well-known Canadians each defend a Canadian book - fighting for their book to "win." I understand Lyndsay is most excited about John K. Samson of the Weakerthans--(also a professor and an author and who knows what else) defending her favourite Canadian book (Miriam Taeves--A Complicated Kindness). See if someone is defending one of your favorites!
Most relevant to the SFLO cause is the fact that each year Canada Reads benefits a literacy organization. This year proceeds from sales from the books in question from various sponsoring publishers will go to support Laubach Literacy.
Laubach was founded in 1970. Since that time, thousands of volunteer literacy tutors have used Laubach methods to help Canadian adults improve their reading and writing skills. LLC also certifies trainers to deliver training workshops to literacy volunteers across the country. Their motto is Each One Teach One. You can check out their site HERE.