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Developing empathy for difference

30 Mar

The Australian School Library Association has published an article of mine. See how teachers can use my books to the advantage of their students and to comply with the Australian Curriculum. ASLA article_March 2017_empathy

Back to school with a disability

8 Feb

Over the years since the development of a national Australian curriculum began, it has become increasingly easier for teachers to feel supported when they have children in their class who live with a disability. This should be reassuring to parents of those children. The ACARA website has pages of information on how to ensure that […]

Illustrating disability in kids stories

6 Feb

I write stories for children that put disability front and centre. Why? Because when I published a nonfiction book on dwarfism I realised that there are so few kids books where the main character lives with a disability. So I decided to fill the gap. My first book for children is called IN MY WORLD. […]

Developing empathy for difference

10 Sep

‘Mummy, why is that man so short?’ ‘Because he didn’t eat his vegetables when he was a kid.’  The short man who overheard this conversation was Jonathan Tripp. He was born with a condition of dwarfism. While he could see the funny side of the mother’s reaction, it was just another incident in which an […]