Delve into Australia’s colonial history through children’s literature. This week Maureen Mann presents a range of texts filled with facts and fictional stories representing our convict history.
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From the blog: Redefining Our Place: Thoughts from the Tasmanian Humanities’ Teachers Conference, 2021
Readers are privileged this week to engage with Lyndon Riggall’s snapshot of key content explored during a recent conference where literacy, literature and storytelling were key themes. I am particularly taken with the notion of the JEDI code - read on to discover more.
Rachel Tribout explores her French roots and cultural and environmental experiences when moving to Tasmania in this expressive and personal window into an illustrator’s world. Her deep affinity to the environment is witnessed through a range of artistic endeavours – expressed through the science of the spotted hand-fish and the haunting presence of Wonder Quinn.
This week Jennie explores titles on the INDIEs 2021 shortlist and provides some snapshots and personal perspectives about the books. Climate change and sustainable living are recurring themes in the YA selection. As future bloggers explore the shortlist it will be interesting to see how opinions vary.
Author visits in schools provide an exciting conduit to connect the reader, the book and the creator to create a synergy of excitement and enthusiasm. Jennie Bales provides a context for virtual authors visits and Lian Tanner and Julie Hunt, two of Tasmania’s successful and much-loved authors for young people, provide personal insights into the process. The piece ends with some tips to consider when planning your next virtual event – for authors and schools!
Book Week 2021: August 21-27
OLD WORLDS, NEW WORLDS, OTHER WORLDS
Art work by Shaun Tan
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Links to book related activities from the Kid Lit blog
Audible resources free whilst schools closed
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