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‘Bindi’ by Kirli Saunders shortlisted for the 2021 Readings Children’s Book Prize

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Magabala is thrilled to announce that Bindi by Kirli Saunders was shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize on Thursday 25 February 2021.

About the shortlisting Kirli said: ‘20 years ago, when I was Bindi’s age, I couldn’t speak Gundungurra and didn’t have access to a book that talked truthfully about our nation’s history, about climate change and tradition care for Country.


‘It makes my heart explode to see industries and the worlds around them shift. And I feel so grateful to be shaping and shifting them with Magabala Books, Dub Leffler, Rachel Bin Salleh and Grace Lucas-Pennington.


‘I can’t wait to see how the young ones currently reading Bindi change the game when they’re my age.’


Bindi has been shortlisted for a Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award, the Australian Book Industry Award for Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year and an Australian Book Design Award.