Aussie Legends is released. A nervous Tracey Gibbs had to give a speech this day. I have to say- having been to dozens of book launches in the past, I never gave any thought to the poor authors and illustrators who are waiting to launch their babies into the world, for critique, review, success or failure- it is a very nerve wracking time. I was so lucky that I was in good company- around 150 librarians and teachers in town for the national ASLA conference. http://www.asla.org.au/. It was a breakfast launch at the gorgeous kings park overlooking Perth City and the Swan River, it also was a great opportunity to meet the dozens of people who are encouraging young Australians to engage with literacy and their history. I loved it, a big thank you to the ASLA organisers for their encouragement and inclusion.