The Prime Minister's wife had offered to help out Sianna, one of 21 students invited to The Lodge in Canberra yesterday, to read her work and launch the National Indigenous Literacy Project.In a room packed with high-profile authors including David Malouf and Kate Grenville, Sianna, from the Melba Copland Secondary School in Canberra, had been too shy to read her own poem and Ms Rein had risen to support her.'This is going to make me cry,' Ms Rein warned. And as she read Sianna's words about the loss of her mother seven years ago, her tears flowed.
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