We are absolutely delighted to FINALLY share the news that our very own Gabrielle Wang is the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2022-23!
Gabrielle Wang’s mission as Oz Children’s Laureate will be spun around the message of; “imagine a story” and we could not think of a more fitting directive or creative individual to spread this magical message to children everywhere!
Heartiest of congrats to our new Oz Laureate who will now spread; “The ACLF’s vision … to enrich the lives of young Australians through the power of story.”
For more, check out this wonderful Sydney Morning Herald Article about the announcement! We particularly love this; “Children need stories of hope more than ever to help them negotiate today’s difficult world and to give them coping strategies. Stories can be that powerful,” Wang says. “They can change a person on the inside, which we all know. Reading a story can help a child understand another person, know how they feel, because stories enable you to be put into the shoes of somebody else, somebody of a different culture, of a different diversity, even a different skin colour.“