The South Australian Branch of CBCA joined with Unley Libraries to co-host a magical evening with the wonderful and acclaimed children's author Jackie French.
Jackie took the sellout audience on a magical mystery tour as she explored her ideas for turning kids onto tr readers, (and keeping them there!), and her passions for meticulously researching and uncovering the forgotten or hidden parts of history, particularly as they relate to women and indigenous Australians, and giving voice to these through her stories so that all children and young people can access them in an entertaining and meaningful way.
Through Jackie's generosity, the Branch was able to provide $500 to support students in member schools to attend school based workshops during her three day visit to South Australia.
Our sponsors, Scholastic Australia and Harry Hartog Burnside Village, supported the event with book sales and raffle prizes.