Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Australian Children's Laureate and Australian Children's Literature Alliance

A CHILDREN'S laureate to champion reading among kids will be appointed from next year under a program established by an alliance of authors, teachers, librarians, publishers, booksellers and arts administrators.

The newly formed Australian Children's Literature Alliance hopes the initiative will promote Australian children's and youth literature, as well as convince schoolkids of the importance and pleasure of reading.

Read more: Kids' lit seeks its laureate, by Justine Ferrari in the Australian 16/2/09. 
Australian Government/Australia Council press release here.

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