The wonderful Jackie French is going to be the new Australian Children’s Laureate. She will travel the country for the next two years promoting reading, literacy and the value of children’s literature. This is a quote from her website- Jackie French is a ‘historian, ecologist, dyslexic and passionate worker for literacy, the right for all children to be able to read and the power of books.’
I’m particularly excited because Jackie is mentioned as an inspiration in the book ‘Indigo Solves the Pzulze’
I’m hoping our CBCA Northern Sydney Sub Branch might be able to link in with her busy schedule some time next year. I believe Jackie French will make a fabulous children’s laureate. Good choice!