One eRead Canada: Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

Unlimited digital copies available, June 3-30

This National Indigenous History Month, from June 3 to 30, readers all across Canada are invited to read Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont as part of the One eRead Canada campaign. Along with other participating libraries across Canada, Halifax Public Libraries will make the e-book and e-audiobook editions of Glass Beads available with no holds or waitlists all month long.

About the book

Glass Beads is by Saskatchewan-born Plains Cree author, actor, and comedian Dawn Dumont. It's an engaging collection of interconnected short stories about four First Nations people, set against a backdrop of two decades of political, social, and cultural change.

Glass Beads is deeply political but never ideological. Its characters are full and complex. …[T]his book tells the stories of people vastly underrepresented in CanLit.”— J.C. Sutcliffe, Quill & Quireopens a new window

How to participate

You can access Glass Beads with your library card and the OverDriveopens a new window or hoopla opens a new windowapp.

In addition to gaining unlimited access to the book, you'll be able to discuss it with other readers across the country:


About One eRead Canada

One eRead Canada is organized by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) - the people behind the eContent for Libraries campaign. Libraries are facing very high costs for ebooks and eaudiobooks - and some titles aren't available to libraries at all. With this campaign, CULC wants to show that libraries introduce readers to new books, which actually helps to drive sales to publishers.

About Thistledown Press

Glass Beads’ publisher, Thistledown Press, is an independent Canadian publisher that is taking an active role in making eContent more accessible to the public, in partnership with public libraries.