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We need Torres Strait Islander voices in YA

‘Why can’t I find any Torres Strait Islander young adult literature? Is there some unconscious bias that has been turning these stories away? Is nobody looking for this diverse experience to be shared in literature? I don’t believe that to be true—as a reader and a Torres Strait Islander, I am eager for my own people to be seen.’Jasmin McGaughey on the link between the lack of cultural awareness around Torres Strait Islander people and the absence of Torres Strait Islander literature.


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