Markham Reads Voting 2024


Raptors fans and bookworms unite!   This year the community voted for The Heart of a Superfan: A Memoir of Grit, Love, Family, and Basketball by Nav Bhatia as the one book everyone in Markham should read this summer.  Nav, known as the Raptors Superfan, shares his journey from India to Canada, where basketball became his refuge. His memoir is a testament to resilience and the impact of sports on life, showcasing his triumphs as an entrepreneur and humanitarian. Let's come together once again to explore the pages of Nav's inspiring story.  We the North!

Markham Reads is MPL's annual reading program, building community through the shared experience of reading the same book and participating in programs that are inspired by the themes within the book.   Grab your copy of The Heart of a Superfan, opens a new window now and get ready to be part of the Markham Reads community.


Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia Comes to Markham Reads

Drum roll please...The Markham Reads winner is The Heart of a Superfan: A Memoir of Grit, Love, Family and Basketball by Nav Bhatia. To add…

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About the Book

The Raptors' journey, mirrored in their devoted fan Nav Bhatia's life, is chronicled in a bestselling memoir. Nav's immigration from India brought new challenges, but his fervent support for the Raptors became a source of inspiration and community. The memoir details Nav's triumph over adversity and his varied successes, alongside insider anecdotes about the Raptors' history. It celebrates loyalty, resilience, and the transformative power of sports, illustrating how pursuing one's passions can lead to remarkable outcomes.

About Nav Bhatia

Nav Bhatia is known for being the Toronto Raptor's superfan. He was the first fan in history to receive an official championship ring from the NBA. He is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist from the Toronto area. He runs the Nav Bhatia Superfan Foundation, which raises money to create basketball camps and courts for children worldwide. Bhatia was born in India, and immigrated to Canada in 1984 amidst Anti-Sikh riots in India.

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Markham Reads Programs

To celebrate our Markham Reads winner this year, we have an exciting lineup of programs and events including a visit by the author Nav Bhatia! Read the book and connect with other Markham residents this summer at any of our Markham Reads programs. View all programs.

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