Yesterday I received an email from VCAA Copyright writing to me on behalf of the "Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) seeking your permission to reproduce an article of yours, in slightly abridged form, which the VCAA wishes to include in the new sample exam for VCE Sociology. " As a writer and a teacher this is everything. It means so much that an article that I wrote has resonated with so many readers and is now being used as a educational resource. This article was very personal and led to me being a tiny celebrity in my local suburb of St Albans and it makes me so proud that it's getting to be read by many more.
This was the first article that was accepted by The Age and was published in both the hardcover and digital format so that was a particularly amazing experience.
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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