Indigenous Literacy Foundation: Great Book Swap

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The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that has gifted over 350,000 culturally appropriate books to more than 280 remote Indigenous communities and service organisations across Australia. Through the 2019 Great Book Swap program, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to raise $350,000 to gift 35,000 new books for Indigenous children.

Resources supplied after registering for a Great Book Swap, will allow participants to be assigned to one of four ‘language houses’ and to have the opportunity to learn more about some of the communities the Foundation has worked with – Walmajarri, Arabana, Tiwi and Kriol.

Anyone – schools, groups, individuals, book clubs etc – can host a Great Book Swap! The idea is that a favourite book is swapped in exchange for a gold coin donation.  A Great Book Swap can be held on any day up to Indigenous Literacy Day on Wednesday 4 September 2019.

Listen to hear Barbie’s interview with Tina Raye, ILF Indigenous Programs Manager