Book Chat with Melina Marchetta – Wednesday June 10, 8-8.30pm

Book Chat with Melina Marchetta – Wednesday June 10, 8-8.30pm

Melina Marchetta will be with us LIVE via Facebook, talking about Looking For Alibrandi.

It’s been 20 years since the release of the film Looking for Alibrandi and Melina will discuss both her book and the film, and take questions about what’s changed and what hasn’t in in terms of diversity in both film and literature.

Find out more on the Better Reading Facebook Page 

 

Reviews

New series for new readers: Read a review of What Zola did on Monday by Melina Marchetta

Review | Our Review

16 June 2020

New series for new readers: Read a review of What Zola did on Monday by Melina Marchetta

Pretty as a picture: Activity pack from What Zola Did On Monday by Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson

Review | Extract

5 June 2020

Pretty as a picture: Activity pack from What Zola Did On Monday by Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson

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    Synopsis

    Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and her nonna. Every day of the week is an adventure. But Zola has a problem. No matter how much she tries, she can't keep out of trouble! Seven stories in the series - one for every day of the week. From the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi.

    Synopsis

    Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel is one girl's story of her final year at school, the year she sets herself free.Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school. This is the year she meets her father, the year she falls in love, the year she searches for Alibrandi and finds the real truth about her family – and the identity she has been searching for.#15 in Australia's Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads#33 in Australia’s 50 Favourite Kids’ Books poll, 2014#88 in ABC My Favourite Book 
    Melina Marchetta
    About the author

    Melina Marchetta

    Melina Marchetta is a bestselling author in more than twenty countries and eighteen languages. She has published award-winning young adult, fantasy and crime fiction, including her acclaimed crime novel, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. Her much-loved Australian classic, Looking for Alibrandi, swept the pool of literary awards when it was published, and was also released as a film, adapted by Marchetta, winning an AFI Award and an Independent Film Award for best screenplay, as well as the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award. The companion novel to Marchetta’s award-winning book Saving FrancescaThe Piper's Son, also received much acclaim in Australia and internationally, and in 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for Jellicoe Road. She lives in Sydney.

    Books by Melina Marchetta

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