Language Books

The Canadian Language Museum has a small library of books related to our exhibits.

Book of the Month

“Our names — Atiqput — are very meaningful. They are our identification. They are our spirits.” — Piita Irniq

Atiqput collects the research of Project Naming, a decades long project of reclamation that returns names to hundreds of previously anonymous Inuit peoples seen in historical photographs housed with Library and Archives Canada. Atiqput celebrates Inuit naming practices and honours Inuit culture, history, and storytelling.

This book is a beautiful complement to the CLM exhibit Speaking the Inuit Way, an introduction to the diversity of Inuit languages.

Featured Book for Children

The CLM has several children’s books, which provide an introduction for language beginners young and old.

Gina Valle’s project collects the winning and finalist submissions from the 2014 Multilingual Kid Lit Award, which is sponsored by the Rainbow Caterpillar bookstore. Supporting UNESCO’s recognition of the importance of a mother language in children’s self-esteem and in the maintenance of culture and language, this book brings together “everyone, grandparents, French immersion students, multilingual parents and children, curious readers big and small.” Founder of Diversity Matters, which provides diversity workshops and training, Valle is committed to a Canada that lives comfortably with many languages and cultures in our everyday life.

Learn more about Glendon Hall

The CLM is located in the East Wing of historic Glendon Hall.

As part of two capstone courses in Public History at York University, AP/HIST 4840 and GL/HIST 4310, students Amena Mirza, Jan Szulc, and Nera-Lei Vasilko created a brochure on the history of Glendon Hall under the supervision of the Canadian Language Museum.