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...gave the children a real sense of ownership, and that meant that they would read the book over and over, so the literacy side was being explored. Both the community and the children state that the books were wonderful.”