Stay@Home BookClubs in May


To mark Reconciliation Week, this month’s Stay@Home Bookclub adult and youth selections focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait stories and authors. 

To participate, borrow a book, ebook or eaudiobook of one of the Stay@home Bookclub titles below (digital copies of all titles are available on BorrowBox) and register for book discussions and activities through Eventbrite (dates and details to follow). 


The Yield By Tara June Winch

Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, this is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.


Tell me why: the story of my life and my music by Archie Roach

A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader.


Catching Teller Crow by  Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

A totally addictive ghost story, crime story and thriller, told half in prose and half in verse, from two of the most exciting Aboriginal voices in Australia.


The Middle Years Stay@home Bookclub this month is:


Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget.


Junior Readers - do you love the Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey? Look out for activities coming soon.


How to register and join the book discussions and activities:

1. Register for Bookclub event via Eventbrite. Dates and details to follow.

2. On the day of the event, an email will be sent to registered participants including a Zoom meeting ID and password

3. Please click on the link provided in the email (or paste it into your browser) to join the discussion. This link is for you only – please do not share with anyone else.

A note to participants:

We want this Stay@Home Book Club discussion to be a friendly and enjoyable experience for all. Please be kind and patient.

In the event that any behaviour is deemed unkind, offensive, threatening or abusive, we reserve the right to remove the participant from the discussion.

Please note that the discussion will be recorded for security purposes. The recording will be deleted following the conclusion of the discussion.

A special note for parents and carers:

Hume City Council is a child safe organisation and we are committed to protecting the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of all children. It is our expectation that parents and carers are actively participating in any discussion or content their children engage with. For more information about eSafety for children, please visit the eSafety Commissioner website.



Updated : 4:47 PM, 14 May 2020