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About

What We Do

Welcome to Book Dreams Canada. We are a registered Canadian charity devoted to supporting literacy in communities that lack access to books. We aim to promote a love for reading, and build and support the community of people who find joy, learning, and wisdom in the world of books. Our initial projects prioritize communicating with Indigenous libraries about their literary needs and helping to fulfill them.

Since our founding, we have developed relationships with Indigenous schools, libraries, and friendship centres, learning about their literary needs and working collaboratively to help fulfill them. 

Our recent partners include Chase Secondary School, a rural public secondary school serving about 60% First Nations students in south central Briish Columbia; Native Education College, a small, private college in Vancouver serving Indigenous learners; Maskwacis Cultural College, a private post-secondary institution within the Four Nations of Maskwacis in Alberta; and the Bruce Parisian Library, part of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, which has served approximately 20,000 Indigenous people living off reserves in the greater Victoria areas.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Eve  Yohalem

is an award-winning author of middle grade novels. She is co-founder and co-host of Book Dreams, a podcast for book lovers, and co-founder and treasurer of Book Dreams Inc., a not-for-profit organization in the United States that is devoted to promoting a love for reading. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University. From 2003-2023, Eve served on the board of Sadie Nash Leadership Project, a not-for-profit entity that provides experiential social justice education to young women and gender-expansive youth in New York City and Newark, NJ.

Julie Sternberg

is an award-winning author of nine books for children. She is co-founder and co-host of Book Dreams, a podcast for book lovers, and co-founder and president of Book Dreams Inc., a not-for-profit organization in the United States that is devoted to promoting a love for reading. 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

is an educator in the Upper Grand District School Board in Guelph, Ontario. She is currently teaching Grade 2 at Westminster Woods Public School and was a Teacher Librarian for the past 12 years. 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.

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Eve and Julie
also co-host the 

Book Dreams Podcast.

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

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