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International Day of the Book

Posted by Team APATA | Apr 23, 2021

Celebrating everything books today for World Book & Copyright Day…or…The International Day of the Book – which is so much cooler!

Our team go-to for inspiration in the classroom and beyond! Here are our favourite book-sharing people:

@blackfulla_bookclub is a must, “We met in Darwin on Larrakia Country in 2009 and we consider ourselves tiddas ever since. We now both work as lawyers, but we are foremost Wiradjuri/ Wiradjuri (Teela) and Gumbaynggirr/Barkandji (Merinda).” Teela and Min started their bookclub on instagram sharing their love for First Nations books, authors, plays, publishers and more. Their page has highlighted indigenous voices from around the world but especially those in Australia and have became a go-to for those thirsty for literary inspiration from First Nations voices.

@mydiversebookshelf – Sharing books & resources that focus on representation of BIPOC, all abilities, LGBTQI+ and all gender identities.

@__culture__crate Yamatji and African American woman promoting inclusion & diversity within children & YA literature in Australia.

Kids’ Own Publishing  celebrates children as authors and artists and gives them a voice through publishing – because all children have a story to share. “We partner with communities to share diverse stories widely through an artist-led publishing process”.

Kids’ Own Publishing programs:

  1. Publish a community inspired book. Publishing a collaborative book is a great way for children, families and communities to experience concepts of storytelling, illustration and teamwork through an artist-led approach. Join our ever-expanding library by publishing a book with us.
  2. We can deliver artist-led book making as a one-off event or residency at your library, gallery, museum or festival.
  3. We train educators, early childhood and literacy professionals to deliver their own children’s community publishing projects.

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