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Virtual Author Visit: Sara Florence Davidson (Canadian Children's Book Week)

[Grades 3 to 4]

Online via Zoom
Wednesday, May 4
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, by phone, or in person. Please note registration for these author visits is for teachers and classrooms only.

Learning to Carve Argillite with Sara Florence Davidson

In this presentation, Sara will share background and contextual information to prepare students to listen to a reading of Learning to Carve Argillite before reading the book aloud. Drawing on Jo-ann Archibald’s Indigenous Storywork principles, Sara will also support students to engage holistically with the text.

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Sara Florence Davidson.

About Sara Florence Davidson

Sara Florence Davidson (sgaan jaadgu san glans) is a Haida/Settler Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She completed her PhD in Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, and her research focuses on Indigenous pedagogies, literacies, and stories. With her father, she is the co-author of Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning through Ceremony and the Sk’ad’a Stories, a picture book series which is based on family stories and highlights Indigenous pedagogies and intergenerational learning. Sara is passionate about reading, writing, and listening to stories. She lives on unceded Stó:lō Territory with her partner and their two dogs.

About Canadian Children's Book Week

Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week with us! Register your classes for a virtual author visit to learn about storytelling, explore Canadian topics, and connect with schools across the Durham and York Regions.

Visit our Canadian Children's Book Week post for more information!

  • Monday, May 2, 11am: The Journey of Refugees & Immigrants, and the Power of Kindness with Nhung Tran-Davies (Grades 7-8)
  • Tuesday, May 3, 11am: Draw and Read Along with Emma Fitzgerald (Grades 5-6)
  • Wednesday, May 4, 11am: Learning to Carve Argillite with Sara Florence Davidson (Grades 3-4)
  • Thursday, May 5, 11am: The Wild and Wonderful World of Rivers and Forests with Ginalina (Grades 1-2)

This series is being offered in partnership with King Township Public Library, Newmarket Public Library, Oshawa Public Libraries, Pickering Public Library, Scugog Public Library, Vaughan Public Libraries, Whitby Public Library, and Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library.

Download and share the poster with your school! (English/bilingual, or French/bilingual) For more information and activities for your class, please see the Canadian Children's Book Week website!


You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Please note registration for these author visits is for teachers and classrooms only.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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