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The One Loud Voice Network is a combined initiative bringing together all readers and people connected with the Australian children’s book industry. 


We are asking you to record and post positive messages about why reading is so important. 


Separately we are lots of small voices but together we are one LOUD voice and harder to ignore. The Network is a simple yet effective way that our industry can make a difference.


There will be different messages over time and at the end of the year we will bring these all together and share them with you.


So, tell your friends and colleagues and start recording!

Sketch of a magpie saying "One loud voice" with rainbow text.

Why is reading important to you?

Record your answer in a 15 second video on your phone (include your name and if you are an author or illustrator, reader, teacher librarian, publisher, bookseller, student etc.)

Post it and Tag us! (Twitter @OzLaureate, Facebook @childrenslaureate, Instagram @ozchildrenslaureate) 


Use the hashtag #readforyourlife

OR email your video or ideas for other campaigns to

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