Huge congrats to Mina and the Whole Wide World (UQP) by Sherryl Clark with art by our own Briony Stewart, which has just been shortlisted in the children’s category of the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards!
“A powerful story about a young girl, Mina, and how she copes when her family take in a refugee boy and give away what was meant to be her first very-own bedroom.”
The Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional literary talent of our writers, poets, historians and illustrators. The 30 shortlisted books demonstrate the major contribution literature makes in connecting Australians to our stories, our history and to our values. This selection of books will actively develop our empathy, increase our knowledge and ability to reflect on our cultural journeys past, present and future.
The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards play an important role in supporting a national appreciation of Australian literature. The shortlisted entrants showcase thought provoking, moving and entertaining stories that will succeed in captivating readers.
The stories encourage readers to engage through a different lens, challenging their beliefs and developing a deeper appreciation of the power literature has in connecting Australian society and culture.
Congratulations to Sherryl, Briony and UQP!