A book is the richest, most compelling way to relive 60,000 years of history; to experience anguish, ice ages or war in the safety of the pages; to teach empathy and compassion; to provide knowledge and its context.
Jackie French is a beloved Australian author who has inspired generations of Australian to explore the past. When explaining why she writes for kids, Jackie French wrote “I write for kids because for a short while they become the characters in every book they read, and when they have finished, they will have grown in empathy and understanding for humanity. I write for kids so they don’t just wonder ‘What job do I want ‘, but ‘How do I want to live?’”
We’re giving Australian teachers the opportunity to share a set of magical Jackie French books with their secondary classroom.