NAIDOC week is on the horizon and there is no better way to celebrate than with books.
Books that ignite discussions and awareness are all part of what NAIDOC week means for children and a great way to understand more about the community they are a part of.
If you can invite a local indigenous member from your community to be part of this week at school as you read, discuss and learn the students will learn a lot more and make real connections with the land they live upon.
Here are some great books that have come out in the last year – all great ways to bounce ideas and springboard into meaningful discussions.
- Shirley Prudie, My Story, Ngaginybe Jarragbe by Shirley Purdie published bt Magabala Books. Gija translation by Eileen Bray.
- Respect by Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson
- Found by Bruce Pascoe
- Dry to Dry by Pamela Freeman and Liz Anelli
- Willy-Willy Wagtail. Tales from the Bush Mob by Helen Milroy
- Future Kind – Essays on raising the generation the world needs.
- Girls can Fly by Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina
- Coming Home to country by Bronwyn Bancroft
- Counting our country by Jill Daniels
- Cooee Mittigar. A story on Darug Songlines by Jasmine Seymour and Leanne Mulgo Watson.
- Mum’s Elephant
- Bubbay‘s desert adventure
- Brother Moon