Indigenous Literacy Day is in its twelfth year, with events across the entire country taking place on Wednesday 5 September. This year, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is hoping to raise more than $300,000 to provide over 30,000 books to remote Indigenous communities nation wide.
To help out, Fremantle Press will donate 10% of all online book sales to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation on the day. All donations will help ILF buy new, carefully selected books for children who have none.
Evidence tells us that literacy is an important way to create opportunities for education, employment, health and wellbeing, and books are the building blocks for literacy. But without your support, the bookshelves in remote Indigenous communities remain empty.
So Indigenous Literacy Day is the perfect day get your hands on a copy of our new YA anthology of diverse writing, Meet Me at the Intersection, edited by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Rebecca Lim featuring writing from, among others, First Nations people, and it’s also the perfect day to buy an Indigenous board book or picture book for your next baby shower.
And don’t forget there are lots of other ways you can get involved throughout September. Why not:
- make a donation through the ILF website
- sign up online to ILF and create a virtual shelf of books for children in remote communities
- hold a Great Book Swap
- take an ILF donation box to work or school
- hold your own fundraising event
- buy an ILF t-shirt for your staff or students to wear to work or school
- advocate for the ILF on social media and tag @IndigenousLiteracyFoundation on Facebook and @IndigenousLF on Twitter.
Happy Indigenous Literacy Day and thank you for your support!