Childhood stories of family, country and belonging.
What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside those from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect.
This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.
Contributors include- Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more.
From the publishers that brought us Growing Up Asian in Australia, comes Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, an anthology of stories written by Aboriginal people about growing up in Australia.
Featuring an array of stories from Aboriginal writers of all ages about growing up, it provides a wide ranging insight into their varying experiences of everyday life in Australia, with prominent themes of culture, family, country and belonging appearing across their heartfelt stories.
This will make a great addition to any school library, but would also be a great class novel for Year 9 or Year 10, as it links with many areas of the curriculum.
A fantastic compilation of stories, and I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Michelle