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On Literacy & Economic Development
Illiteracy and poverty go hand in hand. There are almost 800 million adults and children alive today who can’t read, and most of them live in the developing world. Closer to home, only 15% of indigenous children at year 7 level in remote communities can read at an acceptable standard.
With Indigenous Literacy Day being yesterday, and today being International Literacy Day, we cast…
Seuss Still Finding New Places To Go
An unfinished manuscript by Theodore Geisel, better known to children for generations as Dr Seuss, has recently been sold at auction and there’s excitement that it will add a new word to dictionaries.
The manuscript, All Sorts of Sports, introduces the word “blumf” to the world. The book follows athlete Pete who at one point exclains “There are so many sports, let’s see……
You’ve heard Samuel L. Jackson read it. You’ve maybe even heard Werner Herzog read it. But have you heard Australia’s favourite storybook reader, Noni Hazlehurst, read the children’s book spoof sensation, Go the F-ck to Sleep?
Noni will be a guest at the ‘Unaccustomed as I am’ event next week at the Wheeler Centre.
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