HOPE comes to life online
The children's book HOPE produced by the AIM High program in 2013 has been turned into an eBook.
Written by AIM High School Liaison Officer Matt Lumb, illustrated by Kiara Mucci and edited by Evonne Irwin from English Language and Foundation Studies, HOPE is the story of two siblings exploring their strengths and potential while navigating difficult circumstances.
The book emerged from the AIM High Careers Through Reading program that introduces children in Year 5 to a variety of career and study options through storytelling and hands-on activities.
Children are presented with the HOPE book on the final day of the program in recognition of their efforts and to boost the level of literacy resources at home.
The eBook features narration by SBS World News Australia presenter Janice Peterson and a soundscape composed by University of Newcastle music student, Jayden Lawrence.
A suite of supporting resources including a Unit of Work is available at the project website www.hopebook.com.au