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Reading Oceania: A Celebration of Youth Literature from Pasifika, New Zealand, and Australia

  • 3 Mar 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online



Reading Oceania:

A Celebration of Youth Literature from Pasifika, New Zealand, and Australia

March 3 2022

4.00pm to 5.00pm AEDT


A Free Event  - All Welcome

The International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) Oceania Region and the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Special Interest Group are proud to partner with the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV), the School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) and the Charles Sturt University’s Children’s Librarianship Specialisation to share and celebrate youth literature from the area.

Join experts from Australia, New Zealand, and Pasifika for titles, resources, and ideas to develop a stronger collection representing the rich variety of people and perspectives in Oceania. Speakers include:

  • Dr Belle Alderman, AM, Emeritus Professor of Children's Literature and Director of the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature will discuss their Cultural Diversity database and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resource to help teacher librarians build authentic collections representative of Australia.
  • Sarah Forster will share her expertise in New Zealand youth literature as recipient of the 2021 Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for outstanding service to children’s and young adult literature and reading, contributing writer to The Spinoff, and founding editor of The Sapling.
  • The Reading Warrior, David Riley, will give his Pasifika perspective in sharing stories and encouraging young writers to share theirs through his books and Facebook community, The Reading Tribe.

A link for the event and reminders will be sent closer to the date.

The session will be recorded for later viewing as well so if you are unable to attend in real time, please register and you will get the recording link after the presentation.

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