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Stories that matter

By Helen Stower, Krystal Gagen-Spriggs

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

Contemporary realistic fiction is a trend in the current young adult (YA) book scene. Some of these books provide insight into issues such as gender and sexual identity, mental health, grief, drugs, suicide and violence. These issues present new horizons for those involved in the care and education

Daring to be different: celebrating diversity in literature

By Ruth Devine

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

them, in order to validate themselves and build a sense of self-worth. Of course, books need act not only as mirrors, but also as windows. We need a diversity of stories and storytellers that reflect ourselves as much as showing us what else is out there. The world gets smaller by the day and, as f

Exploring time and place through children's literature

By Tania McCartney

Issue 97, Term 2 2016

t bound by prejudice, stereotypes, or limited thinking. And, of course, global awareness is necessary in this ever-shrinking world. The more cultural diversity children interact with, the larger their world — and opportunities — become. Culturally rich books provide more flavour for children, who na

The importance of multicultural literature

By Marianne Grasso

Issue 96, Term 1 2016

(2010) conducted research on critical literacy using a range of multicultural picture books. Her aim was to determine whether student perspectives on diversity and the acceptance of others altered once they were exposed to multicultural texts. Evans concluded that exposure to multicultural literatur

Addressing reconciliation in a school setting

By Jan Poona

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

I have been a teacher librarian in a government primary school for many years. In this time, not only have I taught students but I have made decisions regarding cataloguing and shelving books in the school library as well. I also have a close friend, Christine, who is an Aboriginal Elder and social

BlackWords: celebrating writers and storytellers

By Dr Anita Heiss

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

ing up-to-date information on many aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, BlackWords gives teachers and students access to a rich diversity of stories in many forms. Scholarly research relating to these works is also listed, and the full text of some material is available. BlackW