Last week the Library celebrated the launch of My Weekend with Pop: Stories in Aboriginal Languages - a series of short illustrated bilingual stories and educational resources showcasing the diversity of Aboriginal languages in NSW.
My Weekend with Pop is a language 'taster'. It provides an opportunity for people and students to listen, read and write in NSW Aboriginal languages. The story also features beautiful illustrations by Yuwaalaraay artist and designer Lucy Simpson.
The resources - which include a digital storybook and curriculum resources for schools and teachers - were developed in partnership with speakers from five different Aboriginal language groups (and NSW Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests) including Dharawal, Gumbaynggirr, Gamilaraay, Paakantyi and Wiradjuri.
We were fortunate to have some of the language speakers here with us for the launch: Rhonda Ashby and Creed Gordon, Diane McNaboe, Andrew Sloane and William Mitchell from Menindee Central School. We were so pleased to have the speakers visit the Library and thank them for the contribution they made recording and developing the digital storybooks.