Mulit-award winning New Zealand author Mandy Hager is best known as a writer for young adults, though her published work also includes novels for adults, non-fiction resources for youth, scripts and short stories. She has won numerous awards, including being awarded the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year award, and the Best Young Adult fiction Award from the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for her novel Singing Home the Whale in 2015.
Listen to this wonderful story here.
Mandy supports school libraries and librarians with this cool shelfie. We treasure her!
October is International School Library Month (ISLM), an annual celebration of school libraries worldwide. Find ways you can lead the celebration, participate and advocate for the importance of school libraries, library professionals, and the students that make them great!
The 2020 theme for ISLM is “Finding Your Way to Good Health and Well Being”. It is based on one of the UNSDG goals i.e. UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 “Good Health and Well Being”. This year we are inviting participants to think about and celebrate the link between books, reading, school libraries, good health and well being.
SLANZA - School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa