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Deadly Reads: Kick with My Left Foot

Deadly Reads: Kick with My Left Foot

Between the two of us life has been pretty full at the moment! The launch of Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018), writing our second novel about featherfoot, volunteering with Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns, coaching the local woman’s footy team, working... More

Deadly Reads: Go Home Cheeky Animals

Deadly Reads: Go Home Cheeky Animals

Ok, so this book totally isn’t aimed at YA audiences… but it was so good reading it to little Ms 2, Ms 5 and Mr 9 that we thought we’d add it here. Maybe every book starts to sound good... More

Aboriginal Novel Studies

Aboriginal Novel Studies

Teachers… We were having a ball whipping up the Learning Resource Pack for all you teacher mob. When we finished we went to put it on teacherspayteachers.com… only to find there are some deadly books and units of work on... More

City Life- Culture Shock

City Life- Culture Shock

You mob might not have heard of it before. It’s what you might feel when you go to the big city for the first time. It’s where you feel disorientated, overwhelmed, confused or exhausted by the new expectations, rules and... More

Stronger Smarter- For all you teacher mob out there

Stronger Smarter- For all you teacher mob out there

We think the Stronger Smarter philosophy is deadly! It is helping to change mindsets and empower Aboriginal people. They believe in high expectations, positive sense of cultural identity and positive Indigenous leadership. When I first arrived at Halls Creek District High School... More

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Does your community have a library? If not, you should speak with your teachers about asking the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to donate books to your school! You can even take them home! The mob at Halls Creek District High School... More

How the SWIRL program shaped me

How the SWIRL program shaped me

I am a strong advocate for the work of the Story Writing In Remote Locations (SWIRL) program through Victoria University. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the eye opening experiences I had with the SWIRL program through when... More

Deadly Reads- Begin, End, Begin- A Love OZ YA Anthology

Deadly Reads- Begin, End, Begin- A Love OZ YA Anthology

If you haven’t yet read the “Begin, End, Begin- A Love OZ YA Anthology” edited by Danielle Binks you should now. It took me a while to be sold on the ‘anthology’ and short story idea. I’m a lover of big,... More

Change the scene!

Change the scene!

I’ve just completed a challenge as a student today at Cable Beach Primary School with their BRACE TDS lesson on writing: Change the Scene! We were given a basic sentence and had to finish it by adding extra details- adjectives,... More

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