In 2018 Reading Australia will publish eight new resources for secondary teachers to assist in teaching books by Indigenous authors and illustrators, in partnership with Magabala Books.

This follows the success of Reading Australia’s previous collaboration with Magabala Books in which 15 resources for primary school teachers were developed and published.

Magabala Books is a publishing house that focuses on bringing Indigenous voices and talent to the forefront. The project was inspired by the many teachers who reached out to Reading Australia to ask for more resources on works by Indigenous creators, and particularly units that showed non-Indigenous teachers how to teach Indigenous texts.

Below is the list of the eight titles for which accompanying resources will be published over the course of 2018:

  1. Becoming Kirrali Lewis by Jane Harrison
  2. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
  3. Grace Beside Me by Sue McPherson
  4. Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance by Banjo Woorunmurra and Howard Pederson
  5. Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckermann
  6. Songs That Sound Like Blood by Jared Thomas
  7. Ubby’s Underdogs: Heroes Beginnings by Brenton E. McKenna
  8. Us Mob Walawurru by David Spillman and Lisa Wilyuka

This project was made possible by a grant of $51,200 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Published Magabala resources

As resources are published, their book covers will appear below. To access the resource, simply click on the book cover image.