Join us for the second BlackWords Book Club meeting of 2022 where we'll be joined by Maree McCarthy Yoelu and discuss her children's picture book, Brother Moon.

Maree McCarthy Yoelu is a Wadjigany woman, from the western Wagait region in the Northern Territory. She grew up in Daly River and now lives in Darwin where she works in radio. Liman is Maree’s grandfather. She writes to keep his stories and the Batjamalh language alive for generations to come. Brother Moon is her first book.

Brother Moon can be purchased directly from Magabala Books and other good bookstores. A limited number of copies are available through the UQ Library.

Keen for more?

To learn more about the role that Aboriginal authored children's literature is playing in engaging readers of all ages we encourage you to read Dr Anita Heiss' essay, Aboriginal Children's Literature, which is available online at the AustLit website.

If you're interested in more from Maree McCarthy Yoelu, we can recommend you check out;

About National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

UQ will be holding a number of events and activations from 27 May-3 June to commemorate National Reconciliation Week. 

Explore National Reconciliation Week at UQ