Around 200 enthusiastic students from years 5 to 7 flocked to the State Library of Western Australia and Art Gallery of Western Australia for Indigenous Literacy Day on 1 September 2010.
Fremantle Press authors Sally Morgan, Gladys Milroy and Cheryl Kickett-Tucker along with Magabala Books’ illustrator Sharyn Egan, ran various events throughout the day. Students were inspired to tell their own stories, draw their own pictures, and asked plenty of questions of the authors and illustrators.
Participating students jumped at the chance to be a part of the Great Book Swap, snapping up books in return for a gold coin donation to the Indigenous Literacy Project.
Indigenous Literacy Day is an annual event that raises money for the Indigenous Literacy Project, which aims to improve literacy levels amongst Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated areas.
You can still help:
Subscribe to the Alphabet Soup magazine and 10% of these proceeds will go to the ILP.
Buy an Indigenous Book from the Westbooks Indigenous Literacy Day order form and 10% of the proceeds will go to ILP.
Register your school for the Great Bookswap at www.indigenousliteracyproject.org.au to help raise your own funds for ILP.