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Wollongong Living Books. Real Stories, Real People

Living Books overview 2016


The feedback from ‘books’, ‘readers’ and staff has been overwhelmingly positive.  

Eric Alexander, head of English, Woonona High School, commented: 

"I was on lunch time duty after the Living Library visit and was overwhelmed with students rushing up to me at lunch time to tell me how wonderful the Living Library was.  In fact, one student who we have not been able to engage since year 7, said it was the best day of his life. All the students want it again, a great result."

Comments from adult readers:

"I don’t belong to a regular library but I could have 'read' all day"  

"Being told things in person, makes you feel the emotion"

"Great variety and some courageous stories"  

"Learning so much that is not spoken about normally"

Comments from students:

"Hearing the other side of the story"  

"Finding out how people live with different disorders"  

"That being different should be something we celebrate"

"The honesty in their stories"

"I learnt I can be myself and really enjoy it" 

"I liked the depth and variety of the living books"

"I liked talking to real people about their lives"

"Learning about other people’s mistakes and learning from them and seeing the world in a different context"  

"Their ability to share personal Information in order to help others. It is very admirable"  

"I don’t belong to a regular library but I could have 'read' all day"


Phone: 4227 7492 / 4227 7245



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