The libraries of Peel Region announce that Spork, written by Kyo Maclear, is their unanimous choice for the first ever Three Communities One Story community read collaboration.
Spork’s mum is a spoon, his dad is a fork and he’s a bit of both. He’s Spork. He sticks out in the world of the cutlery drawer. This multi-cutlery tale is a humorous and lively commentary on individuality and tolerance.
“We are so excited about this shared initiative, which is really a celebration of reading together and a great opportunity to showcase a Canadian author,” said Julie Andrews, Brampton Library community engagement and partnerships director. “Picking a winning title wasn’t easy, but we think that readers of all ages will connect with Spork.”
“It is almost ten years since Spork came into the world and I am delighted to share our story with a new group of children,” said Maclear. “I wrote this multi-cutlery tale for my own children, our very multiracial family and for anyone who has ever felt they don’t quite fit in.”
Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga libraries will offer related family-friendly programs until the end of May and a wrap-up party with Spork’s author on June 22 at Brampton Library’s Chinguacousy Branch at 150 Central Park Drive, in the Brampton Civic Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend the free programs and wrap-up party.
Photo: Author Kyo Maclear showcases her book Spork at Brampton Library’s Chinguacousy Branch.