Indigenous Literacy Day was on Wednesday, 1st September 2021.
The important day aims to raise awareness towards closing the literacy gap between indigenous and non-indigenous students.
To help raise awareness for this great initiative, Community Engagement Officer, Coach and Caption of Brothers Cairns RLFC, Jordan Biondi-Odo, read a book with Cairns Library.
Jordon chose to read ‘Once I Munched a Mango’, written by Samantha Wheeler, illustrated by Shannon Horsfall.
This book is part of the First 5 Forever, “Stories for Little Queenslander” Series.
First 5 Forever is a literacy program delivered by public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres with the aim to provide strong early literacy learning for Queensland children aged 0-5 years.