The Indian Summer Festival presents a special read-along session this Saturday at 11 am with some of Canada’s best loved children’s book authors. Join Olive Senior, Paul Yee, Nicola Campbell and Sirish Rao reading aloud from their books in this special 30-minute online event for children 3-6 years old.
Kids will enter the fabulous world of Commonwealth Writer’s Prize-winning Jamaican writer Olive Senior’s books where they meet Jamila and her electric, kinetic, twirly, whirly, fuzzy, snappy Boonoonoonous hair. Nicola Campbell, a winner of the Anskohk Aboriginal Children’s Book of the Year Award, will introduce them to the wise and beloved Yayah who teaches her grandchildren not only her knowledge of the natural world, but also the treasure of the Nłekepmxcín language. Governor General’s Literary Award-winning writer Paul Yee will take them to China to meet a farmer called Bamboo, and his wife Ming’s magical bamboo grove. ISF’s very own co-founder Sirish Rao introduces children to the quirky Indian artist Siena Baba in his Sunday Times Best Children’s Book ‘That’s How I See Things’.