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Badudu Stories

Written by May O'Brien and illustrated 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.

‘The experiences of the children in the stories and the brief explanation of the stories by May L. O’Brien at the conclusion of the book offer students an excellent starting point for classroom discussions.’ Kids Book Review

‘These are delightful stories stand on their own, and most useful in a class where Aboriginal understandings is being discussed.’ ReadPlus

‘… a fantastic tool to be used in a classroom.’ Pedals

ISBN 9781922089823 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories The West Australian's ED! Serialisations
Children's ebooks
Indigenous Writing
Fiction for Younger Readers
Pages 80
Publication Year 2014
Edition 2nd
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Angela Leaney

    Angela Leaney was born in Perth in 1968. In recognition of her enthusiasm and talent she received the coveted Hoechst National Textile Award on completion of her degree in fine arts at Edith Cowan University. She went on to exhibit her work in Melbourne before returning to Perth. Read more

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    May O'Brien

    May O’Brien was born in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, and at the age of five, was taken to Mount Margaret Mission where she spent the next twelve years. She taught in Western Australian rural and metropolitan primary schools for twenty-five years. May served in a number of other positions before being appointed Superintendent of Aboriginal Education, a position she held until her early retirement in 1988. Read more