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Australian Children's Laureate Foundation

Australian Children's Laureate Foundation

$30,292 raised so far

$30,292 raised so far

The ACLF's vision is to enrich the lives of young Australians through the power of story. We cannot to do this without help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

The Australian Children's Laureate is an award presented every two years to one of Australia's pre-eminent children's authors/illustrators to celebrate their contribution to Australian literature. Our vision is to enrich children's lives through the power of story and develop a culture of reading in Australia.

The Laureate's role is to engage with kids, educators, the public and the media on the importance of reading.  During their appointment the Laureate acts as a national and international ambassador for reading, speaking on behalf of all creators and of the entire industry representing reading advocates, educators, librarians, booksellers and publishers.

The Australian Children’s Laureate is an initiative developed by the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation (ACLF).

Author Gabrielle Wang is the 2022–2023 Australian Children's Laureate.

Previous laureates have been:

Ursula Dubosarsky (2020–2021)
Morris Gleitzman (2018–2019)
Leigh Hobbs (2016–2017)
Jackie French (2014–2015)
Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor (2012–2013).

In the video below, listen to our current Australian Children's Laureate, Gabrielle Wang, outline her thoughts on her role as Laureate in 2022–2023

Pic above: State Library Victoria; James Braund.



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