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What We Do

Welcome to Book Dreams Canada. We are a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting a love for reading, and building and supporting the community of people who find joy, learning, and wisdom in the world of books. Our initial projects prioritize purchasing books from Indigenous owned bookstores and donating those books to Indigenous libraries.

We're proud to announce that for our pilot project, we are purchasing books through Strong Nations, an Indigenous owned and operated book store, for the collection of the Bruce Parisian Library, the Indigenous library of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. All books are selected by library staff.

Who We Are

Who We Are

Eve  Yohalem

is an award-winning author of middle grade novels including, most recently, The Truth According to Blue. Before becoming a writer she worked in book publishing, and before that she was an opera singer. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University. Eve serves on the board of Sadie Nash Leadership Project, a nonprofit that provides experiential social justice education to more than 500 young women and gender-expansive youth in New York City and Newark, NJ each year.

Julie Sternberg

is an award-winning author of nine books for children including, most recently, the middle-grade novel Summer of Stolen Secrets. Before becoming a writer she was a lawyer in the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union for almost a decade. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, a law degree from Harvard Law School, and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. 

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Michal Hershkovitz

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has been Assistant Head of School, Academics at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn since 2019. She joined Poly Prep as Chair of the History Department in 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan, a master’s in international relations from Yale University, and an M.Phil. in political science from Columbia University.

Sara Furnival

has served as Teacher Librarian and Planning Time Teacher at Westminster Woods Public School since 2010. She has also taught at Elementary Remote School, Upper Grand DSB; Sir Isaac Brock Public School; and 
Waverley Drive Public School. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from OISE University of Toronto; a Master of Education from York University; and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University.


Eve and Julie
also co-host the 

Book Dreams Podcast.


“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
― Jane Smiley

Astrid Lundgren Quote

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