Vaughan Memorial Library

Acadia Reads

Acadia Reads encourages the Acadia community to share their love of books by reading the selected book and participating in programming (in 2018-19) surrounding the book.

How did we decide whose story to tell? Between March 27th and April 16th, the Campus Community voted for the book that Acadia Reads from a short-list of five titles below. This year's winner is:

The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King


Selection Criteria

The committee produced a long-list of twelve titles. These books were read and voted on to produce a short-list of five titles.

  • An Indigenous author writes the 2018 book.
  • The book must be capable of generating discussion and an exchange of ideas.
  • The book must be appealing to students with a focus on first-year undergraduates.

Selection Committee

  • Jeff Hooper – Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences, Interim
  • Donna Hurlburt – Aboriginal Advisor, Acadia University
  • Abu Kamara – Coordinator Accessible Learning Services
  • Maggie Nielsen – Librarian in Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Samantha Nixon – ASU Vice-President Academic 2017-18
  • Anthony Pash – Librarian in Professional Studies and Faculty of Theology
  • Danielle Pierce – Instructional Designer, Open Acadia
  • Ann Smith (Chair) – University Librarian, Acting
  • Britanie Wentzell – Librarian in Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Professional Studies

Congratulations Chaiti

2018 student draw winner Community Development graduate student, Chaiti Seth was the winner of $50 Amazon gift card and a book of her choice from the 2018 shortlist—Braiding Sweetgrass. Her name was drawn at random from the 175 votes cast among this year's Acadia Reads shortlist. Acting University Librarian, Ann Smith presented Chaiti with her draw prizes May 3, 2018.

Last Year's Winner

2017 Acadia Reads Winner: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl - Mona Awad