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Indigenous Literacy Day today

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is staging its eighth Indigenous Literacy Day today (Wednesday 3 September) to raise money for Indigenous literacy.

A number of booksellers and publishers are donating a percentage of their takings today to ILF. You can see a list of the participating booksellers here and a list of publishers here.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, fundraising events are being held across the country, including an event at the Sydney Opera House with ILF ambassadors Andy Griffiths, Samuel Wagan Watson and Alison Lester, senior girls from the Tiwi Islands, and a performance by children from Gondwana Choirs.

Over 700 schools, libraries, bookshops, businesses and individuals have registered to hold a Great Book Swap or other fundraising initiative today.

ILF has also launched its ‘Get Caught Reading’ campaign and is aiming to raise $10,000 ‘to buy books for babies, toddlers and families in remote Australia’. The campaign asks participants to make a donation, ‘grab a book, take a selfie and tell us how reading has inspired you’. To participate, and view some of the reading selfies, click here.

For more information about Indigenous Literacy Day, visit the website here.



Category: Local news