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Bangs 2 Jurrukuk Cover

New powerful app aids reading with children

The Indigenous Literary Foundation and Chatty Kidz have teamed up to launch ILF Books, a simple, yet powerful app for reading with children.   The first featured book, Bangs 2 Jurrukuk, is written by senior girls from Tiwi Island... Read more

London Book Fair Award for Education Initiative

ILF wins prestigious International Education Award

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) has won the prestigious International Education Initiatives Award, announced at the inaugural London Book Fair (LBF) on Tuesday 8 April. The LBF International Book Industry Excellence Awards we... Read more

Pamela Lofts 
Photographer: Kieran Finnane, Alice Springs News

Pamela Lofts Bequest for aspiring young Indigenous writers

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is delighted to announce a new mentoring workshop that will nurture talented young Indigenous writers. The Pamela Lofts Bequest for Literacy & Learning workshop will take place with the support of the... Read more

Mother and child at Warburton Buzz 3

Visiting playgroups in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands

“It was extraordinary to see how confident one and two-year-old toddlers were in engaging with new books. It was also a great joy to talk to the mums who said how important it was for their children to have these books,” refle... Read more

Reading a book from Early Literacy Kit
Photographer: Karen Williams

Early literacy project: new books, new translations

This year, we are very excited to launch a new kit of books, for our Book Buzz early literacy project. This project has a strong focus on selecting developmentally and culturally appropriate books. Book Buzz aims to engage and consult wit... Read more

What we do 

Our Foundation provides books & literacy resources for indigenous kids & families in remote communities.  Find out more about us and see our DVD

Why we do it

Level the playing field so that all Australian children have the same opportunities to develop a life long love of reading

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$140 buys a Book Buzz pack for one child in one of our communities. Donate Now!

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Reading at Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla Library in Queensland uses books supplied by our Foundation for after school reading programs

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