A really great collection of resources that Teachers, Education Support and Librarians can use to help honour and celebrate the First Nations of Australia. All of this is available here.
Category Archives: Indigenous
Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha (Singing Songs and Telling Stories) is based on a book of songs and stories written and illustrated by Brendan Kennedy in Tati Tati, Mutti Mutti, Latji Latji and Wadi Wadi languages of North Western Victoria around Robinvale, and published by the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages in 2014.
The Sydney Morning Herald published a story about a Nun publishing a book in the local languages of the are including Murrinhpatha, which is the most common language in Wadeye, but they have some in other languages – Magati Ke, Marri Ngarr, Marri Amu, Ngen’giwumirri and, in the pipeline, Marri Tjevin. Read about this inspiring true life adventure here.
It’s the UN Year of Indigenous Languages, I’ve posted a few times about it already. But the Mobile Language Team is out there in South Australia empowering 44 communities preserve and save their languages. How great is this?
Traveling the World Without a Ticket: Using Global Narratives to Learn About Other Cultures Without Othering Them by PADMA VENKATRAMAN
A great article on the benefits of Traveling the World Without a Ticket: Using Global Narratives to Learn About Other Cultures Without Othering Them by PADMA VENKATRAMAN
Libraries aren’t just for books.
They’re often spaces that transform into what you need them to be: a classroom, a cyber café, a place to find answers, a quiet spot to be alone. It’s actually kind of magical. This week, we have stories of people who roam the stacks and find unexpected things that just happen to be exactly what they required.
Libraries are magic!
So I posted here about developing a reading book challenge for myself. I’d like to post where I am up to with it, and see how far I’ve actually progressed…..
- A Book Published in 2019 – Not yet accomplished
- A Book You Own But Never Read – I’m in the process of reading a book I have owned for years on Urban Legends, but just never read…..Work in progress
- A Classic – so I read My People by Oodgeroo Noonuccal – an amazing collection of poetry. Completed.
- A Book Written by an Australian/New Zealand Author- Calypso Summer by Jared Thomas – awesome page turning YA romance featuring a rocking Nukunu lead character. Completed!
- A Non-Fiction Book – Gluten Free and Vegan Pie by Jennifer Katzinger. Completed!
- An LGBT+ Romance – oooh I will find one…..there are so many great ones to choose from.
- A Book with the Protagonist that Shares Your Occupation – Anyone know a good book about a Librarian?
- A Book That Has Been Made Into a Movie – do Graphic Novels count???
- A Romance Novel With Diverse Lead Characters – I’ll be chasing up suggestions for this one too..
- The Bestseller of Your Birth Year – hmm I’ll need to look this up.
- A Translated Romance Novel – I’ll track something down…
- A Historical Romance Set in Ancient Times – again I’ll need to look for this one….
- A Book of Short Stories – oh gosh I think I might have something sitting on table that may be appropriate!
- A Book Someone Gave You/Recommended – this one was easy Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey – devoured it in a day. Completed!
- A Book You Chose Based on the Cover Alone – that would have to be Zenobia by Morten Durr. Completed!
- A book of free verse or poetry – well I’m loving Oodgeroo so maybe some more of her work?
- Banned Novel – ooh what to choose? Any suggestions?
- A Book You Started and Never Finished – The Giant Book of New World SF edited by Issac Asimov – started a few years ago and haven’t finished it but it’s a WIP.
- A Book You Can Read in One Sitting – a great book by Renee Fogorty called Fair Skin Black Fella – a great book with a great meaning. Should be in every school library. Completed!
So 6 completed, and I’m in February…..seriously if you have suggestions I would love to hear from you about them.