NAIDOC Week, Mama Disrupt

9 books to read to your kids this NAIDOC Week

In Features, Stories, Watch, Read, Listen by Nicole Fuge

It’s NAIDOC Week, a time to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Here are our fav books to read to your kiddos this week [and any time of the year].

By Mama Disrupt®

It is so important for our kids to understand the rich and diverse cultures of the First Peoples of Australia. And NAIDOC Week serves as a reminder to share and talk about it.

It’s no secret kids love to learn through stories, and these are just a few of the many great kid’s books about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

1. Alfie’s Big Wish by David Hardy

Learn the story of Alfie, a young Aboriginal boy who dreams of becoming a fire starter. It is a beautiful book about the importance of culture and tradition.

2. Our Home, Our Heartbeat by Adam Briggs

Now this book is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. It features vibrant illustrations and rhymes that will capture the imagination of young readers.

3. Stolen Girl by Trina Saffioti

Stolen Girl tells the story of a young Aboriginal girl who is taken from her family by the government. It is a powerful story about the Stolen Generations, but it is also a story of hope and resilience.

4. Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan

This book is a gentle introduction to Aboriginal culture for young children. It follows Little Bird as she goes about her day, learning about the plants, animals, and people of her country.

5. Brother Moon by Maree McCarthy

Brother Moon is a gorge story about the Aboriginal creation story of the moon and the stars. It is beautifully illustrated and told in a way that is both informative and engaging for young readers.

6. Counting Our Country by Jill Daniels

Want a fun and interactive way for young children to learn about Aboriginal culture? This is the book for you. It features counting rhymes, games, and activities that will help children learn about Aboriginal numbers, animals, and plants.

7. My Culture and Me by Jacki Ferro

My Culture and Me is a collection of personal stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. It is a powerful and moving way for young readers to learn about the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

8. Somebody’s Land: Welcome to Our Country by Adam Goodes

Somebody’s Land is a celebration of land rights and a powerful and important book for all Australian children to read.

9. Wiradjuri Country by Larry Brandy

Wiradjuri Country is a unique book combining language, culture, Indigenous history and storytelling, written by a Wiradjuri author. The Wiradjuri are the people of the three bila (rivers) and their nguram-bang (Country) is the second largest in Australia.

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