books-homesI was thrilled to be asked to be a Books in Homes role model.

Books in Homes Australia ‘provides books-of-choice to families and children living in remote and low-socioeconomic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong success.

Their ‘vision is to re-awaken a sense of wonder in children and excitement in parents, by creating an Australia where every child and family has access to books of choice at home.’ And what does that look like? Since 2001 it has distributed more than 1.200,000 new books to more than 110,000 needy children from 300 schools and communities around Australia.

The books are often distributed at Book Giving Assemblies, often attended by story-tellers, illustrators and authors as Role Models and I am excited to be going to a school in a few weeks to be part of their Assembly.

I think many of us take the gift of books and our ability to read them for granted. Books in Homes Australia reminds us that is indeed a gift but not one everyone receives – but they should.

You can find out more on their website and make a donation on the GiveNow website.

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