Australia’s First Children’s Laureates


Australia has announced their first Children’s Laureates and they are a pair of children’s authors.  Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor will serve for two years.  During that time, they will travel to every state and territory in Australia in order to reach as many children as possible with their message to read more.

Both authors had responses to their appointments:

”One of the most frightening things in the world is a child who can’t read and write,” Pryor said.

”People keep saying books are going to have their day,” Lester said. ”But especially for a child a book is the most wonderful way to travel and escape and discover.”