While Reading Australia is committed to celebrating Indigenous writers and illustrators all year long, NAIDOC Week is a wonderful opportunity to double our efforts in connecting teachers and their students with more Indigenous stories.

More than 60 titles on the Reading Australia list were written and/or illustrated by Indigenous creators. Of these, 30 have resources designed to equip teachers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach Indigenous stories to their students. The hope is that by providing teachers with the right resources, more students will be introduced to a wider range of Indigenous stories and storytellers, which is key to understanding and appreciating our Australian culture.

One of our key partnerships of 2017 was with Broome-based publishing house, Magabala Books. Together, we published 15 resources aimed at primary students to encourage teachers to choose books by some of our most talented writers and illustrators for their classroom. In 2018 we have continued this partnership through commissioning a further eight resources for Magabala titles, this time aimed at secondary teachers. These resources will be published throughout the year.

Below we have curated mini-lists around various topics – begin exploring by clicking on the book covers to learn more about that title and it’s author.

Books about celebrating culture

Books about Indigenous lives

Books for YA readers

Books about history

Books about the environment

Books for readers who want a challenge