On the fifth Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD), Wednesday September 7, 2011, Booktopia will donate its entire daily profit to help raise urgently-needed funds to address the literacy crisis amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in remote and isolated communities.
On this day, each book you purchase from Booktopia will contribute towards ensuring that no one has to live in a world without books and reading!
You can also donate to the project at any time through the Indigenous Literacy Project website.
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support The Indigenous Literacy Day Project.
About the Contributor
John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French, Korean and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for over twenty-five years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au.