Freedom to Read Kits

Each year for Freedom to Read Week, the Freedom of Expression Committee publishes a review of current censorship issues in Canada, featuring provocative news articles, interviews with champions of free speech, and a Get Involved section with activities designed for classroom instruction and discussion. The annual Freedom to Read Kit also includes clip art and a poster.

Show your support by ordering a Freedom to Read Kit.

Freedom to Read Kit 2016

FEATURES: Word Warrior: Alvin M. Schrader — Three Free Expression Organizations You Should Know — The Language and Stories of Reconciliation — Where to Draw the Line: Censorship … [Read more...]

Freedom to Read Kit 2015

Editorial "I love my freedom to read whatever I want." That joyous phrase has been doing its sassy dance in my head since I first saw Franke James’s vibrant illustration for Freedom to Read Week … [Read more...]

Freedom to Read Kit 2014

Editorial This year’s Freedom to Read review marks the thirtieth anniversary of its publication and of Freedom to Read Week in Canada. It was 1984 when the Book and Periodical Council, through its … [Read more...]

Freedom to Read Kit 2013

Editorial “There are worse crimes than burning books,” said the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky. “One of them is not reading them.” Freedom to Read 2013 includes stories about both crimes: Lawrence … [Read more...]

Freedom to Read Kit 2012

Editorial The year 2011 was inspirational for proponents of free expression. A deep longing for democracy, human rights and equality drove people into the streets across the Muslim world and North … [Read more...]

Freedom to Read Kit 2011

Editorial From the Supreme Court to the streets of the G20 Summit protests, from the halls of residential schools to the Senate floor, this twenty-seventh edition of Freedom to Read covers the … [Read more...]