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Latin American Authors and Their Legacy

BIPOC Fiction Non-fiction Poetry

Latin American Authors and Their Legacy

In 2018 Canada officially recognized the month of October as Latin American Heritage Month. It is a time to commemorate the contributions of the Latin American community in Canada – and given a Latina immigrant is typing this blogpost, we thought it would be a great opportunity to commemorate Latin American authors that have had an impact across the world. In the first of our two-part Latin American Heritage blogpost series, we highlight four Latin American authors that changed the game in literature. 

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4 Books You Can Read to Commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

BIPOC Fiction Non-fiction

4 Books You Can Read to Commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Every year in Canada, on September 30th, we observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a day to honor the children (and their families) who suffered through the multi-generational trauma that was the residential school system in Canada for over one hundred years. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report states that “Too many Canadians know little or nothing about the deep historical roots of these conflicts. This lack of knowledge has serious consequences for First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and for Canada”. We believe that reading is an incredible way to raise awareness and educate Canadians about...

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5 real stories about women that will leave you in awe

Empowered Women Non-fiction

5 real stories about women that will leave you in awe

International Women's Day is here and we thought it's worth sharing one fun fact about Kind Reads: every one of our active volunteers today are women. This is not by design, but it is a beautiful and clear example of how women contribute to their communities & society and how they help uplift us. Here are five real life stories about women that will leave you inspired, impressed, and surprised even: She Said by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey ($8.99): From the pulitzer-prize winning reporters who broke the news of harvey weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse comes the thrilling untold...

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Pink shirt day: 5 books that foster kindness in our kids

Pink shirt day: 5 books that foster kindness in our kids

We know that in Canada and around the world, bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Pink Shirt Day's mission is to "raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem."  With one in every five students experiencing bullying, it is important for parents, family members and friends to keep an eye on and support our little ones where we can. The volunteers at Kind Reads love to curate and select books that your children will love AND learn valuable lessons from.  Here are five books to help teach...

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