Our Community Literacy Projects (CLP) in a nutshell..." it's a human need to be told stories ... we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible." Alan Rickman
This year our goal is to create six such stories through our CLP. Stories that the children in remote communities have created themselves through workshops with author and illustrator mentors. Stories that tell us about their lives and what is important to them. Their stories are then transformed into published books that they can then share among others in their community.Thus grows the story and their love of reading and books.
Two CLP books published in 2015 have really set new benchmarks. Mystery at Manyallaluk, written by the students at Manyallaluk Community School and No way Yirrikipayi! by the students at Milikapiti school in the Tiwi Islands, with Ambassador Alison Lester, have really engaged their young readers.
Read more here about our program and stay posted for announcements regarding new books in 2016...we can't show you yet— but the artwork coming in is stunning!