What an amazing experience it has been to see our new picture book, Reena’s Rainbow released to both deaf and hearing communities.
Reena’s Rainbow tells the story of a deaf girl and a homeless dog and how they bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds.
One of the most amazing things about our Reena’s Rainbow events has been being able to include both deaf and hearing children.
This was made possible thanks to a grant from Regional Arts Victoria that funded our fabulous Auslan Interpreters Meg, Pauline and Bec.
It meant that hearing children could experience communicating in Auslan, and it allowed them to walk in the shoes of deaf children.
We were truly fortunate to be able to also be able to have both deaf and hearing children at our workshops where they could learn about how books are created.
There were interpreters.
There were supportive bookshops and galleries including Dromkeen, Squishy Minnie and Collins Bookstores.
And there was cake. And books of course.Thanks to everyone who has supported Reena’s Rainbow and its launch into the deaf and hearing worlds. Special thanks to my fabulous partner-in-picture books, Tracie Grimwood who created all the fabulous illustrations and did so much more.
Happy writing, illustrating and creating 🙂