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My Two Blankets
An important story of immigration and belonging to share with Australian children tenderly told by Irena Kobald and intricately illustrated by Freya Blackwood.
Following her arrival in a new country with its unfamiliar sights and sounds, Cartwheel creates a safe place for her self under an 'old' blanket made out of the memories and thoughts of home. As time goes on, she begins to weave a 'new' blanket of friendship and belonging that is different from the old blanket, but it is eventually just as warm and familiar.
Mariam Issa reads My Two Blankets and she brings to this reading a similar personal experience to that of Cartwheel, the main character.
A very special story indeed.
See our More Videos section for special editions of My Two Blankets in Dari (read by Zakia Hassan), Farsi (read by Ensie Anjedani) and Arabic (read by Mohammed Sharabah) and also Meet Belle Alderman and learn about NCACL (National Centre for Australian Children's Literature).
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*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 3-4 list.
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge 3-4 list.
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