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Stories that Matter for Teens

Celebrate Australian Reading Hour in your classroom with this inspiring event for young people featuring some of their favourite Australian writers and illustrators. Come behind the pages to discover how the stories we tell, real and imagined, help shape our sense of identity, belong and understanding, as individuals, communities, and as a nation.

In your Classroom, Library, Auditorium

Get ready for Australian Reading Hour 2021! 

Hosted by Yumi Stynes with a stellar cast of Australia’s talented YA writers including Danielle Binks, Sara Hagdhootsi, Will Kostakis, Jeremy Lachlan and Lili Wilkinson, in-conversation with Jenna Guillaume and Tobias Madden. This event for secondary school students also explores career pathways into books and publishing, and showcases an extraordinary interactive 360° film based on the life of Peek Wurrung Elder Uncle Rob Lowe and the importance of telling’s own story. 

Presented by  Australia Reads & Sydney Opera House to celebrate Australian Reading Hour with support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. 

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Australia Reads – Stories that Matter for Kids

Join us for this exciting digital event with Australia Reads. We’re inviting Australians of all ages and from all walks of life to share and celebrate the joys of reading.

Sign-up to receive news from Australia Reads for your chance to win a book pack for you school

The first 10 schools to sign-up here to receive news and updates from Australia Reads about more reading initiatives will receive an A2 poster and bookmark pack, and 10 lucky schools will also have the chance to win a prize pack of the Australia Reads Special Edition books for kids.

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