Sixteen Darling Downs students have become the region’s newest published authors, launching their novel Rachel’s Quest, funded through the We Are Queensland small grants program, at the Toowoomba Library during Disability Action Week on Tuesday 11 September. The children took part in a four-day intensive workshop during the Easter holidays run by local not-for-profit organisation YellowBridge QLD who provides disability support services in the Toowoomba region. The workshop was facilitated by award-winning children’s book publisher Emma Mactaggart from Child Writes, with artistic input from Toowoomba artists Tarn McLean and London Heir. The result was a beautifully illustrated story book, Rachel’s Quest, to help increase understanding of people living with a disability.

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