Congratulations to award-winning-author Ursula Dubosarsky who has been announced as the Australian Children's Laureate for 2020-2021.
Founded in 2012, the Laureateship is bestowed every two years on an outstanding writer or illustrator of children’s books. Ursula Dubosarsky succeeds Morris Gleitzman (2018–2019), and previous Laureates Alison Lester, Boori Monty Pryor, Jackie French, and Leigh Hobbs.
The theme for Ursula Dubosarsky’s two-year term as Australian Children’s Laureate is Read For Your Life. “My intention wherever I go as Laureate over the next two years is to make an inspiring call to children, parents, teachers everyone to encourage children to join their local library and get their own library card. To create a generation of readers – readers who will continue to read their whole life long – children need access to a lot of books, all kind of books, more books than any one family or even school can every provide”, said Dubosarsky."
The Australian Children’s Literature Alliance (ACLA), a not for profit organisation founded in 2008, developed the Australian Children’s Laureate as an initiative to promote the importance of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians.
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