Academic journal article Literacy Learning: The Middle Years

Reaching Out: Messages of Hope

Academic journal article Literacy Learning: The Middle Years

Reaching Out: Messages of Hope

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Title: Reaching out: Messages of hope

Edited by: Mariah Kennedy

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013

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This is an inspiring collection of novel extracts brought together by UNICEF Young Australia Ambassador, Mariah Kennedy. In her introduction, Mariah writes about how she wanted to find a way to highlight social inequality from around the world and, in doing so, educating young people so that they can all make a difference. She wrote to her favourite authors and they responded by sending chapters from their novels, which have been combined to create this collection. Royalties from sales go to UNICEF.

It truly is a star-studded collection of some of the world's most famous authors, including Jackie French, Graeme Base, Andy Griffiths, Morris Gleitzman and Melina Marchetta, and of course there is a vast array of stories to take the reader along for the ride. From impoverished children in Africa, to child soldiers, to children as refugees, all are trying to find their place in the world. …

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