Today Wednesday 3 September is Indigenous Literacy Day.

Between 40% and 60% of Indigenous children living in very remote locations across WA, SA and NT are achieving below minimum standards in Reading in Year 3.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions. They need our support to buy educational materials, get culturally appropriate books into Indigenous homes and schools and working with communities to create and publish the stories of Indigenous people.

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Visit the City Library or Southbank library to buy a book, hear some tunes and see Leann Edwards painting her mural in Majorca Room – City Library. 

Hobsons Bay Libraries are holding a fundraising second hand book sale outside Coles, Douglas Pde Williamstown on Thursday 25 September.

Buy a book or donate

Make a donation, take a selfie and #getcaughtreading

Today Readings will donate 10% of all sales from our shops and website today to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Check out their list of recommended children’s books celebrating Indigenous Australian culture. Other participating bookshops in Melbourne (who specialise in children’s books) include Dymocks Melbourne, Fairfield Books, Paperback Bookshop, The Kids Bookshop, The Sun Bookshop. See the full list of bookshops here. 

Tiger Tale by Marion and Steve Isham

From our bookshelf we recommend Tiger Tale and W is for Wombat.

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