SCHOOL PROGRAM: A TRUER HISTORY
Recommended for: Primary Grades 5-6, Secondary Years 7-8
Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for the seminal Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Young Dark Emu – A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia’s history pre- European colonisation.
A Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man, in 2018 Bruce was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.
Join Bruce in conversation with anthropologist Heather Threadgold as he shares his writing journey and the research into early-European written accounts that led him to write Dark Emu; and a discussion that invites young minds to contemplate a different version of Australian history.
All Word for Word Festival Schools Program sessions are FREE for schools to attend, but places are limited. To register a school, grade or class contact us at email@example.com
Presented in Partnership with Magabala Books