If you're a reader or a CBC fan, you've probably heard of Canada Reads, CBC's "annual battle of the books". The 2012 edition will feature 5 non-fiction books by Canadian authors. These are true stories about revolutions, rock music, hockey legends and vengeful wild cats, and the winner will be the book the entire country should read.
At CNIB Library, we're truly excited about the upcoming Canada Reads because all of the fabulous 5 nominees are available in audio or braille, or will be soon. That means Canadians who can't read print because of a visual, physical, or learning disability can participate in the this annual book fest along with the rest of the country. It's estimated that about 10% of Canadians have difficulty reading print because of a disability.
Canada Reads 2012 selections available from CNIB Library
If you or someone you know has a print disability, learn how to sign up for CNIB Library service. People in participating provinces can access the CNIB Library collection through their public library.
Public libraries participating in the CNIB Library Partners Program can request copies of the Canada Reads titles for their patrons with print disabilities. Contact the Partners Program team at firstname.lastname@example.org to borrow copies for your library.
Do you plan to read any of the Canada Reads books this year? What format will you choose?