The Literacy Blog

Pathways to Meaningful Action: Educator Reflection Guide for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Beyond

At the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation we are frequently asked to support students, parents, educators and educational staff in their efforts to promote Truth and Reconciliation through books and literature. Last year on September 30th we partnered with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto to design a resource guide with book recommendations that would … Read more

Read for the Planet

Earlier this year we launched Read for the Planet, an initiative designed to use the power of reading to inspire students to care for the environment. Through curated lesson plans and a selection of new eco-themed books and e-books, educators across 60+ schools introduced new conversations about our planet into their classrooms.​​ This initiative reached over 1,500 … Read more

Taking Root: A resource guide to exploring Indigenous voices in child and youth literature from across Turtle Island

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is committed to advancing reconciliation within all the programs and partnerships we facilitate. While the books we provide help achieve this goal, many of the schools, parents and even students we work with reach out regularly for support in selecting Indigenous texts that will support them in their own … Read more

10 books and activities sure to spark an interest in the environment!

To celebrate Earth Month, and to continue supporting the next generation of environmental leaders, we have partnered with our friends at Let’s Talk Science to pair our favorite environmentally themed books with easy activities sure to spark your child’s interest in the environment. Each activity is meant to provide practical and fun ways for children … Read more

Inclusive Lesson Plans resource

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is excited to connect our educator community to a fantastic resource built and developed in partnership with the Critical Thinking Consortium! Below you will find links to 8 different lesson plans grouped by grade range (K-3 and 4-8) that we hope will help students think deeply about important concepts around inclusion … Read more

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation x Skipping Stone Foundation


The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is empowering children and changing lives through books. Children and young adults in the 2SLGBTQI community, especially those who are racialized, are often underrepresented in the books they read, and in the media they consume. To help address this gap, we partnered with Skipping Stone Foundation—a nationally recognized agency … Read more

Earth Day Resources 2021

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.   As a part of our commitment to Earth Day and promoting environmental … Read more

International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has curated a Female Voices booklist for educators, parents and caregivers to read with the children in their lives and celebrate female voices today – and every day. International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, … Read more

I Read Canadian 2021

I Read Canadian Day is a day to raise awareness of Canadian books and celebrate the richness, diversity, and breadth of Canadian literature. Today, February 17, 2021, I Read Canadian is challenging young people to “Read Canadian” for 15 minutes. The Indigo Love of Reading team has created a list of books from Canadian Voices … Read more

Books Make A Difference

In April, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation (ILOR) committed $1 million in books and educational resources to support Canadian children in high-needs communities during the COVID-19 pandemic with the launch of the Indigo Love of Reading Community Response Fund. The first round of these grants were awarded to organizations across Canada that were able … Read more