What makes a book a classic? The fact that it is beloved? That it has stood the test of time? That it is of a quality that makes it stand out? Like fairytales and folk tales before them, children’s classics are usually a mix of all of these things.
Join Nisa and Antonia as they talk about some established and modern classics for children:
Spanning the last years of primary and all the way up to early adulthood, young adult fiction has an appeal that knows few bounds. Back by popular demand, this is the third in our series of YA book chats. Join Nisa and Antonia as they discuss the following titles:
Thrillers and crime fiction are genres of writing that fascinate the reader through the depiction of danger, of darkness, of suspense and anxiety that surrounds the criminal or crime-related events described in the story.
Join Nisa and Bryony as they discuss some books that fall neatly and not-so-neatly within the overlapping boundaries of these genres.
Belonging, respect and inclusiveness are core messages of Harmony Week – a time that highlights multicultural Australia, celebrating the fact that while there are so many of us with vastly different stories, there is so much more that brings us together.
Join Katherine, Nisa and Antonia as they discuss books they have recently read:
Bias and inequality are concepts that generate a great deal
of debate. While they may often be popularly associated with one gender
having power over another or one colour of skin being afforded more privileges,
there is now an emerging body of literature on some of the more complex
arguments to come out of the struggle e.g. what happens when race and gender
collide, who gets to decide the ‘appropriate’ way to fight bias and how to
break the pattern of inequality that is generational.
To celebrate International Women’s Day Katherine, Nisa and Antonia look at some books from perspectives that haven’t always been heard. Books discussed include: