ABOUT MELINA MALLOS
CHILDREN’S MULTICULTURAL EDUCATOR, CONSULTANT AND AUTHOR
Having moved from her birthplace in Greece to Australia at the age of 6, Melina is passionate about helping other children understand and appreciate their own cultural heritage and that of others. A trained early childhood educator, Melina is actively involved in the juvenile cultural education sphere in Brisbane’s thriving Greek community.
Melina is also committed to sharing her knowledge on various cultural sensitivities with Australia’s parents, and is a sought-after commentator and guest speaker on issues surrounding children's cultural education. Melina was awarded a Smithsonian Fellowship in 2010, researching museum-based learning in Washington D.C. She has completed her Masters’ research in early childhood interaction and engagement in art museums. Catch that Cat!, her first bilingual book for children, inspired children to understand and appreciate their cultural roots, and those of others. Her brand new book, Trip to Greece, can be ordered online now. It includes fun, engaging activities and key vocabulary for children to discover and practise whilst holidaying in Greece - either in reality or in their imagination!
To empower children to connect with their community and cultural background
To encourage children to learn and gain greater insight into the world we live in
To enable adults to engage in conversations with children and form deeper personal connections
To help organisations encourage positive relationships across diverse multicultural communities
To support and encourage other aspiring children’s authors to get published