Author Shares Story of Inclusion


1st March 2019

Local children’s book author and illustrator, Elise Hogan, is currently on a two-day visit to the Girton Grammar Junior School, talking about her popular children’s book about belonging and inclusion, titled Rocket Rosie.

Elise is a Primary School teacher and has played AFLW for Melbourne, Geelong and Richmond Football clubs, providing the perfect foundation to write a book about a young girl who finds her passion and finally belongs.

Head of Girton Grammar Junior School, Mr Don Thompson, said that author visits to the school helps to bring literature alive for young students.

“We are very pleased to have Ms Hogan work with our students and to make becoming an author more accessible to them.

“Ms Hogan has drawn on personal experience to help tell the story of a young girl at school who discovers that she is an excellent runner and that everyone is unique and deserves to belong.

“The Rocket Rosie book is also about how a small act of kindness can change someone’s day so we hope that the students will gain as much from the message in the story as they will from learning about the process of writing it,” Mr Thompson said.

Pictured below: Author and illustrator, Elise Hogan, with students in Year 4.