If you believe encouraging Australian children to love books and reading is important please consider makingÂ a tax-deductible donation today.
Laureates are appointed for two-year terms and are Australiaâ€™s ambassadors for childrenâ€™s literature at home and abroad. This great honour has been bestowed on Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor (2012/13), and Jackie French (2014/15). The current laureate is Leigh Hobbs.
The Laureate Award is administered by the Australian Childrenâ€™s Literature Alliance (ACLA), a national not-for-profit, independent organisation dedicated to developing a culture of reading in Australia. We believe that reading changes lives!
ACLA is a DGR registered organisation so all donations (over $2) are tax deductible.
Or complete and email the:Â ACLA Donation Form
Or send a cheque made out to The Australian Children's Literature Alliance:Â ACLA, PO Box 5083, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
We will send you a receipt by email. PleaseÂ specify if you would like your donation to remainÂ anonymous.Â Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any of these options with usÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for supporting the heart of our organisation!
IN THE WORDS OF THE LAUREATES
"The future of Australia lies in imagination. To have a creative economy we need curious children and to have curious children we need children who are not only able to read, but children who WANT to read. To build a culture of reading, we need a nation of story-tellers." â€“ Boori Monty Pryor, Australiaâ€™s Inaugural Laureate
"Stories tell us who we are. They teach us empathy so we understand who others are. They give us the power to imagine and create the future." â€“ Jackie French, Australian Childrenâ€™s Laureate 2014-15