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by Sally Morgan
‘You can’t change the past, but you can live a different future.’ Bronwyn Bancroft
‘These stories are powerful: sharing pain, humour, grief, hope and pride. Pride in family, community and survival. Pride in being Aboriginal.’ Sally Morgan
From life in the desert to growing up on a mission, enduring devastating policies in the 1930s to bravely…Read more »
by Ezekiel Kwaymullina with illustrations by Sally Morgan
We are the dream and the dreamers — so begins this beautifully written story that celebrates the imagination of children at play. Complemented by Sally Morgan’s rich and colourful illustrations, the book is full of movement. It lends itself to interactive reading aloud with play-acting or actions. Read more »
by May O'Brien with illustrations by Angela Leaney
What’s it like for an Aboriginal child to move from a remote community college to a mainstream school? These are true stories written from the child’s perspective.Read more »
by Sally Morgan with illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft
Susie is supposed to write about what she wants to be when she grows up. But she doesn’t have a clue! When she has a series of puzzling dreams, Gran encourages her to think about their deeper meaning and Susie soon finds she knows what to write after all.
Bestselling author Sally Morgan teams up with Bronwyn Bancroft on a beautiful picture book…Read more »
John Darraga Watson is renowned for his straight talking and strong leadership in events that shaped the national struggle for Indigenous land rights. Born on Mt Anderson Station in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in the 1930s, Watson never learned to read or write, but he learned early about hard work, his law and culture and that he was…Read more »
by Laura Dudgeon & Sabrina Dudgeon with illustrations by Sally Morgan & Tracey Gibbs
Lilli and Shadow are reunited in an exciting new adventure – only this time it’s Shadow that needs Lilli’s help.
Someone, or something, has taken over Shadow’s home in the big old mango tree. With Nan to lend them a hand, they must find the best solution for everyone.
About the Waarda Series
Waarda, Nyungar for talking and sharing stories…Read more »
by Kim Scott & Hazel Brown
Wilomin Noongar. What does that mean? Aunty Hazel reckons the wilo (curlew) can completely camouflage itself. It closes its eyes and just lies there, motionless. You only see it when its eyes open. So sometimes those of us who are disconnected and dispossessed only become visible when our eyes are opened to history. Acknowledging our people — wanting…Read more »
Frogmouth isn’t like the other birds. She doesn’t want to live in the trees. Frogmouth is in search of something more.
Frogmouth travels the land hunting for a new nesting place, but nothing feels right. On her way, she helps other animals find their true homes, but still she searchesRead more »
There are a thousand ways to connect to country. Kimberley Stories is one of them. Once known, never forgotten, the Kimberley gets under your skin.
Kimberley Stories tunes readers into one of Australia’s most intriguing and exotic regions via the work of talented authors and artists.
Interweaving fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry…Read more »
by Gladys Milroy with illustrations by Tracey Gibbs & Sally Morgan
There was once a time when emus could fly higher than any other bird in Australia. This is the tale of a curious emu, who changed the lives of emus everywhere when he lost the power of flight to a crafty serpent, but discovered his ability to run.
About the Waarda series
Waarda, Nyungar for talking and sharing stories and information, is an exciting…Read more »
Light Horse Boy shortlisted for Book of the Year
Albany-based author Dianne Wolfer was shortlisted twice today for the 2014 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards. Read all about it!