Western Australian author Rachael Johns has been chosen as one of the ambassadors for Australian Reading Hour, to be held on Thursday 19 September 2019.
Australian Reading Hour encourages all Australians stop what they’re doing for one hour and pick up a book, to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading.
On being selected as an ambassador, Rachael says:
“I’m super excited to be chosen as an Australian Reading Hour ambassador as it’s an initiative I’ve supported and been passionate about for years. I think the value of reading is sometimes underestimated in our busy lives – we see it as a luxury, something many of us want to do but don’t have much time for, but reading is so important and it deserves us to make it a priority. As an ex-English teacher I know how important reading books are for children – you can always tell the difference between the kids that read or have been read to and those that don’t, and kids need to see the adults in their lives reading as well. Reading expands the mind and can take us to places we might never have thought to go or not be able to afford.”
Other ambassadors include: Mick Elliot, Anthony Field, Benjamin Law, Karen Manbulloo, Sally Rippin and Matt Stanton.
For more information about Australian Reading Hour and its ambassdors, please visit the website.