New Guugu Yimidhirr Childrens’ Book

A Guugu Yimidhirr picture book for children was recently written by ancestral-language speaker and Primary Yimidhirr Language Teacher, Lillian Bowen, and published by the PLC in February 2016.

This book, which is being used at Hope Vale to support the intergenerational transmission of Guugu Yimidhirr, has also now been developed into a read-aloud e-book by the author.   

“It’s really good with this e-book that kids can hear the story at the same time as reading the words and then can jump back to click on a word if they want to hear it again, as many times as they want. It’s great. I want to do all my books this way too. This makes it really easy to learn the language when you can see the word and hear how it sounds at the same time.” — Irene Hammett, Guugu Yimidhirr author


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