This month, Tim Soutphommasane concludes his term as Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner. This public lecture was presented at the Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University, on 6 August 2018.
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A thrilling, wintry Nordic epic from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, weaving a tale of legend, magic and adventure which will grip and enchant readers from beginning to end.
Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear . and then Odd’s destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor’s hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods .
Read it because:
You’re a fan of Nordic Mythology, you need a book where the hero isn’t a traditional one, you just want a story to take you away in a tale told with humour. This is a great one to sit down with your child to read, and find out how Odd changes during his journey. Suitable for any school library.
An amazing life and an inspiration for anyone wanting to change careers – please read Karen Green’s award winning life here from Columbia Magazine.
Inclusivity and Diversity in YA Lit – Free Event – Please pass onto your English Departments/Schools/Organisations
For your information…..
3 sleeps until a wonderful and very important voice in the YA literature community @willkostakis joins @ALIACYS for #NancyBooker18 . Join Will as he chats Inclusivity and Diversity in YA fiction.
This event is free for everyone to join so please register.
Did you know the Library can offer you much more than just books? Find out about how the Library can support you and your students:
• Physical spaces including: computer labs, group spaces, 24 hour labs, printing and photocopying
• Catch up on the news from around the world with print and online newspapers
• Borrowing laptops, cameras and charging device,
• Browse the online video library
• Read books online
• Book Library staff for tours and library skills classes
• Special collections including Art, music scores, plays, magazines, children’s books, DVDs, Realia, and the Australian Standards Online.
Does your Library offer any other services?
I came across this interesting list from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning about the six different platforms that are available to share book reviews on for students.
Do you know of any others I can add to this list?
Juxtaposing words and images, the multi-award-winning author of The Island shines an uncompromising light on what it is to be Australian.
Read it Because:
You want a book that shocks you by unveiling the hidden side to Australia. A book that took my breath away with its audacity. A conversation starter for use in Secondary Schools.
One of my favourite pages: