Raising the debate about school libraries

Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs has been out and about in the media over the past two weeks talking about school libraries and why we still need them. First stop was ABC News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland.

Leigh covered topics including what it means to be the Australian Children's Laureate, and most importantly, why we need libraries.

You can see and read the full story, and see an excerpt from the interview, here. And you can add your comments at the bottom of that story (or here, too).

The ABC appearance sparked this conversation on Studio 10.

 

Leigh also appeared on Radio National's Books & Arts Daily in conversation with host Michael Cathcart. They talk about Horrible Harriet and how his characters might look "a bit knocked about" but that they all have a good heart. They are joined by Liesel Badorrek,  the director of the Horrible Harriet stage show. It's a great discussion of Leigh's art and stories.

Horrible Harriet is touring Australia now. You can see the tour dates here.

And in case you missed Leigh on Conversations with Richard Fidler from July 2017, catch up here.

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