We are so thrilled to have your support David Jones and Adam Goodes. Look at those beautiful windows!!

To support the ALNF and stand with Adam Goodes to help close the gap, donate at davidjones.com.au/alnf-Stellar and David Jones will match all donations up to $10,000; or buy a book from David Jones between May 22—29 and they will donate 10 per cent of sales.
We are so thrilled to have your support David Jones and Adam
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The secret weapon to eliminating poverty is 30 million words. That's right- there is a gap of more than 30 million words between the richest and poorest children and it's this gap that's KEY to how we kids are able to learn, increase language skills and even build neural pathways. The more words we hear, the more our brains literally grow.

Amazing piece by Joe Hildebrand
The secret weapon to eliminating poverty is 30 million words Thats right

Imagine if there was a secret weapon to eliminate poverty. Well guess what, there is

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"When it comes to winning the war against Indigenous disadvantage, there is one clear weapon — the same weapon that works against all disadvantage: words. When it comes to transforming people’s futures, this is as close to a magic bullet as you can get. The problem is that childhood literacy isn’t exactly what political and media types call “sexy". But if a sporting superstar and a famous...
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Adam Goodes gets back in the ring for his toughest fight ever

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Kerry Ann Robinson proudly sharing her new work. Isn’t it beautiful!
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Kerry Ann Robinson proudly sharing her new work Isn’t it beautiful
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Karon Hopping
Happy Friday! We hope you take a leaf out of their book and have a blast of a weekend!
Happy Friday We hope you take a leaf out of their book and have a blast of a weekend
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Julie Moore
Jeanette Coyne
The senior class from Indulkana Anangu School showing off their new hoodies. Wear them with pride!
The senior class from Indulkana Anangu School showing off their new hoodies
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Elizabeth Dundler
Collette Barden
"We are all mapmakers: We embed our memories everywhere, inscribing a private and intensely complicated latticework across the landscape. We plant root structures of smells and textures in the apartments of lovers and the station wagons of friends and in the backyards of our parents. But we are readers, too. And through stories we manage to live in multiple places, lead multiple lives. Through...
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We are all mapmakers We embed our memories everywhere inscribing a private
Young people are our future and they need our support!

"The budget failed to acknowledge that our current education model is not preparing young Australians for work. A three-year bachelor degree also now costs 2.5 times more than it did in 1991 and changes to HECS-debt recovery is likely to exacerbate rising debt for young Australians. These issues once again remind us that today’s young...
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We've reached 55K friends on facebook! WOW!! Thank you so much for the love and support! We have an exciting month ahead so stay tuned facebook family :)
Weve reached 55K friends on facebook WOW Thank you so much for
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Marcia Hatton
Eve Pajak
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mums out there! You are strength, wisdom, and love, personified. Where—who—would we be without our mothers?

Motherhood is tough 24 hour job, no pay, no day off, sometimes it is unappreciated, but yet resignation is impossible. Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons,...
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Happy Mothers Day to all of the mums out there You are
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We met a bunch of amazing kids on a recent trip to Palm Island- where our Early Language and Literacy Program is thriving! In the coming weeks, we will be sharing some beautiful images and stories with you featuring passionate change makers in the community.
We met a bunch of amazing kids on a recent trip to
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Lynne Reeves
Helen Pontikis
There aren’t many groups more feared or misunderstood than refugees. #YouCantAskThat cuts through the noise, asking refugees themselves about their experiences, from the persecution they've faced to their journey to Australia.
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Joanne D'Arbry
Winnie Thuku-Craig
On 18th June, our partner You Can Sit With Me is hosting a screening of Despicable Me 3 at the The Ritz Cinema in Randwick Sydney NSW to raise funds for the ALNF! A great afternoon to spent with the kids for a good cause. Doors open at 2pm for a 2.30pm screening and tickets are $10.
On 18th June our partner You Can Sit With Me is hosting

YOU CAN SIT WITH ME MOVIE FUNDRAISER

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Grab a cookie for a cause! Our friends at David Jones are supporting ALNF by selling oh-so-tasty Byron Bay Choc Chunk Charity Cookies at every counter across the country. $2 from each purchase will go directly to funding our life-changing Indigenous literacy programs. Sweet!
Grab a cookie for a cause Our friends at David Jones are
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Tessa McGavock
Melinda Crain
This is so awesome to see! The art of storytelling in a modern and engaging way. Great work Indulkana Anangu School!
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Karon Hopping
Jackie Toby
"I write for kids because each book builds kids’ intelligence. It’s muscle-building for the brain. I write for kids because for a short while they become each character, and grow in empathy and understanding.

I write for kids to show them not what they might want to be when they grow up, but to help them find the answer to the question “How do I want to live?”

I write about history so our...
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I write for kids because each book builds kids intelligence Its musclebuilding
This Man Paid for 58 Refugee Families to Resettle in Canada. What an absolute legend! Thanks for sharing Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
This Man Paid for 58 Refugee Families to Resettle in Canada What

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Mother's Day is just around the corner and we have some beautiful gift ideas for the book loving mother! Head to the ALNF Store and shop our eco friendly 100% cotton tote bags. Give your mum a gift she will love AND help us to continue to deliver our life-changing literacy programs around Australia. It's a WIN-WIN!
Mothers Day is just around the corner and we have some beautiful

"I'd Rather Be Reading" Tote Bag

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"I read in the way that I breathe, as a necessity of life. Reading allows me to vanish from the oppressive material world and its eternal electronic hum and find myself in some other place altogether." - T.C.Boyle #whyiread
I read in the way that I breathe as a necessity of
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Vincent Buckskin (pictured) and his siblings will be the first people to claim traditional Kaurna language as their mother tongue in more than 150 years.

Growing up, Vincent's father Jack Buckskin was able to speak a few words in traditional language but never knew how it all flowed together without any English or which language he was actually speaking.

He decided to begin learning the...
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Vincent Buckskin pictured and his siblings will be the first people to
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Lisa Coughlan
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