Mem Fox

Last week our trivia question was:

Our author today is known as an Australian, but she actually grew up in Africa. She recounts being the only white child at her school, and learning to write by pushing her finger in the dirt because there weren’t any pieces of paper or pencils. Now she is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy and prolific children’s author, who lives in Australia. Her children’s books and her writing books for adults are known worldwide. Do you know who this lively woman who stands out in a crowd these days not because of her skin color, but because of her brilliant red hair?

Mem Fox is this lively Australian who is both an author and literacy advocate. If you get a chance, you should poke around her website, which is linked to her name. it is full of treasures.

If you have never seen one of her books, here is a reading of her sweet bedtime book for toddlers, Time For Bed.

This video of Mem Fox at the 2010 National Book Festival is a bit long, but it is also enlightening.

If you have young children, or write for young children, you might want to check out Mem Fox’s books:

Children’s Author Trivia will return next Thursday.


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