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Diversified your bookshelf

Diversified your bookshelf

May 22, 2024

In this blog post I’m going to chat about diversifying your bookshelf at home, school or libraries. As a kid I didn’t really see myself in the books in my classroom. They were European fairytales or the golden books or... More

My favourite books

My favourite books

May 16, 2024

One of the common questions I get is ‘What are your favourite books?”. I love sports books, biographies and autobiographies, non-fiction, comics or graphic novels. Topics kind of reflected in my writing as well so far! But growing up books... More

Books: Old and New

Books: Old and New

May 9, 2024

I’m Carl, a Jaru and Gija educator, sports coach and award-winning author from Halls Creek in the Kimberley. I have worked as an Aboriginal Education Officer (AEO) for over 20 years and I am a trained Youth Worker. This experience means... More

Diversify your Bookshelf

Diversify your Bookshelf

March 25, 2024

I recently participated in a Yarn and Learn webinar through Riley Callie Resources with Jade Goodwin, Elise Ellerman (Reading Opens Doors) to discuss diversity and First Nations representation in books. A topic I feel strongly about. I grew up in... More

Wave Hill Station Walk Off

Wave Hill Station Walk Off

Growing up in the East Kimberley, with family links to Vincent Lingiari, the Wave Hill Walk Off is not only of national importance, but personal importance. This week we celebrate the anniversary of the Wave Hill Walk Off which started... More

International Day of Indigenous Peoples

International Day of Indigenous Peoples

This week people around the world celebrate the International Day of Indigenous Peoples on 9th August. This includes celebrating and acknowledging our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations peoples. This day, first celebrated in 1994 when announced by the... More

Finding funds for author visits

Finding funds for author visits

May 13, 2023

We so know and understand the financial restrictions that many Australian schools face. Carl is an Aboriginal Education Officer and Hakea is a teacher- so both have been penny pinching for programs in the past. We believe that author visits... More

National Close The Gap Day

National Close The Gap Day

Australians can show their support for closing the gaps between First Nations health outcomes and those Australians not of First Nations descent each year on National Close the Gap Day on the third Thursday in March. By celebrating and supporting... More

First Nations AFL books in 2023

First Nations AFL books in 2023

We are so pumped that 2023 AFL season is about to start for 2023 (kick off in March!!) I (Carl) am a HUGE footy fan. I have always played since a kid kicking around on red dirt ovals, playing at... More

National Apology to the Stolen Generation

National Apology to the Stolen Generation

This month is the anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations (13 February 2008). It is a day to celebrate the Apology, but also to commemorate and learn from the past. On the 13th of February 2008 Prime... More