25th Trillium Award

First Nation Communities Read Winner Announced

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Shannen and the Dream for a School

The winner of the First Nation Communities Reads program is Janet Wilson?s Shannen and the Dream for a School (Second Story Press). It's a story about a young girl?s fight to get a new school in Attawapiskat, a community in Northern Ontario.

To get a sense of Shannen?s story and mission, watch this YouTube video.

Janet is a Canadian artist, author of books for children and youth. She?s also an inspirational speaker and a fine artist in all media.

The community reading program was launched in 2003. In Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and the Yukon, the winning title will be promoted through a poster campaign at public libraries.

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