Several schools in Quebec organize book fairs each year at the level of their establishment and welcome authors who come to pass on their passion to young people. Here is the example of a high school that had an exceptional day on April 23.
Many establishments consider it important to hold such a celebration of the book. For example, the St-Pierre-Claver elementary school of the Montreal CS lived theirs on March 27th. In addition, on April 23, the 12e edition of Manawan Otapi High School Book Fair. In addition to the book sale, author workshops and a dictation competition were held during the event.
Throughout the afternoon, classes were suspended to allow students to walk the aisles and leaf through the various books in the school gymnasium. On site, hundreds of books were for sale, ranging from youth novels to biographies, through comics and general works. Several books have also found buyers, but the ultimate goal was above all to discover the pleasure of reading. "It is our duty to give our students a taste for reading," rightly underlined the educational advisor of the ÉSO at the opening of the event. The book fair is therefore a great way to get there. To energize the event, some teachers even read a poem against a musical background.
In the morning, the students were grouped together which allowed three authors to present literary workshops. Author Corinne de Vailly, French of origin who migrated to Quebec for 40 years, presented some of her youth novels in addition to a reading workshop. Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, a young committed Innu poet, recounted the motivations behind her works and even went slam, an art form that allows him to directly transmit his texts. Etienne Poirier, author of 4 youth novels, for his part exposed the content of his novels, three of which tell a story taking place in Atikamekw territory.
Earlier in the week, all the students did a classroom dictation and the results along with prizes were revealed during the afternoon activity.