In this session Jackie French and James Moloney will be talking about the challenges of introducing Holocaust education to young readers.
Jackie French is the patron of Book Links and the 2014-15 Australian Children's Laureate, 2015 Senior Australian of the Year, Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to literature as an author of children's books, and as an advocate for improved youth literacy. Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, over 140 books, 36 languages, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. Her novel Hitler’s Daughter won the CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers in 2000 and she followed that up with Pennies for Hitler in 2012 and Goodbye Mr Hitler in 2017. Hitler's Daughter has sold over 100,000 copies in Australia alone and has received great critical acclaim, both in Australia and the twelve counties where it has been published. It has won or been shortlisted for 23 awards, both in Australia and internationally. It has also been adapted into an award-winning play by Monkey Baa Theatre.
Book Links has had a close relationship with her over a number of years, launching her book A Day to Remember and more recently developing Jackie French Travelling Suitcases for each state and territory to lend free to schools and public libraries. More information.
Brisbane author, James Moloney, is one of Australia’s leading writers for children and young adults. He has published more than forty books across the age range from seven to seventeen and most recently a best seller for adults titled The Love That I Have. His YA novels, Dougy, Gracey and A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove received wide critical acclaim with the latter winning the CBCA Book of the Year Award. He has also written popular fantasies, notably The Book of Lies and the Silvermay Sagas. It is The Love That I Have which brings him to this forum. Equally suited to YA readers, the novel is set in a concentration camp during the final year of WWII and shows that the horror of Nazism wasn’t focussed solely on the Jews.
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This event will start Tuesday 2 June 2020 6:00 PM at ZOOM Online
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