Why celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day is so important

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 7 September 2016

12 mins

School attendance rates for Indigenous kids are as low as 14 per cent in very remote areas of Australia, according to the Australian Government’s 2015 Closing the Gap report. Illustrator Ann James has helped to create a book written and illustrated by Indigenous kids in Tjuntjuntjara.

The Goanna Was Hungry was launched at the Sydney Opera House as part of Indigenous Literacy Day on September 7 2016. You can find out more at the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

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