The Teacher's Tool Kit For Literacy

Story Doctors with Boori Monty Pryor

Episode Summary

Award winning Indigenous Australian author and performer Boori Monty Prior reveals incredible storytelling insights.

Episode Notes

Award winning Indigenous Australian author and performer Boori Monty Prior joins the Teacher's Tool Kit podcast for an incredible interview about storytelling, writing, communicating, performing and his own journey. 

Boori was born in Townsville, North Queensland. His father is from the Juru people of Cape Upstart from the Bowen region. His mother is a descendant of the Gurubana Moiety group from Kunggandji Nation near Cairns. 

Boori is a multi talented performer who has worked in film and television (as an actor and writer), modelling, sport, music and theatre-in-education. Boori has written several award-winning children’s books, including his new book Story Doctors, Prime Minister’s Literary Award winner Shake a Leg, and was Australia’s inaugural Children’s Laureate (with Alison Lester) in 2012 and 2013. He co-wrote and is the subject of Wrong Kind of Black (International Emmy Award nominee, screening on Netflix) and Brown Paper Bag (in which he also stars), and in his career as a storyteller he has worked with over one million children.

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Reading Response Journals


Story Doctors by Boori Monty Pryor


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