Welcome to our new Children’s Laureate – #readilearn

This week the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation announced our new Children’s Laureate for 2022-2023, Gabrielle Wang.

Gabrielle Wang is an Australian author and illustrator and our seventh Children’s Laureate. She was born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her father is from Shanghai. Her maternal great grandfather came to Victoria during the Gold Rush.

Gabrielle has been an author for 21 years and has had 20 books published. She mainly writes for 8-12 year olds, but has written for older and younger children too. Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy.

You can find out more about Gabrielle on her own or the Australian Children’s Laureate’s website where Gabrielle has her own page.

Be inspired by Gabrielle’s journey in a video that can be viewed following this link.

The theme for Gabrielle’s term as Children’s Laureate is ‘Imagine a Story’.

She says,

“Your imagination is your most treasured possession and I want to encourage all children to use their imaginations regularly by reading, drawing and writing stories.”

What a wonderful theme.

In her two year ‘Follow the Dragon’ tour of Australia, visiting and conducting workshops in schools, galleries and libraries, Gabrielle has four key messages for children, parents and librarians:

Continue reading: Welcome to our new Children’s Laureate – readilearn

22 thoughts on “Welcome to our new Children’s Laureate – #readilearn

  1. Patricia Tilton

    Like the idea of a Children’s Laureate. Looked at Gabrielle’s site and was intrigued that she writes about her Asian culture. The Garden of Empress Cassia, really intrigued me. Also enjoyed the video and how she wants to encourage children’s imaginations through reading, writing and drawing. She will do well as she works with children.

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    1. Norah Post author

      It is wonderful, Patricia. Thank you for following up further on Gabrielle and her role. I have begun reading the first Pearl story. The Children’s Laureate role is similar to your Ambassador for Children’s Literature, I think.

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