Literacy Conference 2021 - Keynote speaker: Smriti Halls

By One Education on 04 Aug 2021



Smriti Halls is an award-winning, critically acclaimed children’s author. Since publication of her first picture book in 2012, she has had a U.S. number 1 bestseller and been published in more than 30 languages, from Arabic to Afrikaans and from Catalan to Korean. Several of her books have been nominated and shortlisted for national awards. The Little Island (illustrated by Robert Starling) is currently shortlisted for the 2020 Teach Primary Awards and the 2020 Little Rebels Award.

Summary of Keynote

Award-winning, bestselling children’s author Smriti Halls is the creator of many critically acclaimed picture books including Rain Before Rainbows, I’m Sticking With You, Not That Pet! and Welcome to Your World. Smriti will talk more about her belief in the transformative power of stories and will touch on some of the themes in her books, including navigating emotions and empathy, exploring identity and relationships, and highlighting how stories can bring about positive change.


Smriti tweets at @SmritiPH and you can find updates on her website.

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