The two Australian Children’s Laureates, Boori Monty Pryor and Alison Lester, along with Andy Griffiths and Suzy Wilson celebrated the Queensland launch of Indigenous Literacy Day. Purga Elder Aunty Sheryl Thompson said the Welcome to Country and Andy Griffiths spoke of his experience with the kids in remote communities, helping them write out their stories. Menessia Nagie said that there was a real sense that this was a community event and the morning finished up with a Great Book Swap.
Posted 10 September, 2012
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“The books from ILF arrive and we read them together with families and babies over several weeks so that families get used to the stories and feel confident in reading them, then they go home with families to have in their homes. The program has been extremely beneficial to our community.”