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My Place for Younger Readers

Written by Sally Morgan


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Since its publication in 1987, Sally Morgan’s My Place has sold more than half a million copies in Australia, been translated and read all over the world, and been reprinted dozens of times. Sally’s rich, zesty and moving work is perhaps the best loved biography of Aboriginal Australia ever written. My Place for Younger Readers is an abridged edition that retains all the charm and power of the original.

‘A book for everyone: a book with the form and texture of a novel and the complexity and pace of a mystery not solved until the final pages. It is wonderfully entertaining.’ New York Times Book Review

‘A triumphant story that makes you glad it’s been told.’ Times on Sunday

‘Sad and wise and funny … unbelievably and unexpectedly moving, Sally Morgan’s love for her own spiritual and racial roots and her struggle to uncover them reveals a new Australia (the old) and a new way to embrace the elders and the young of all our peoples, wherever (and whoever) they might be. A book with heart.’ Alice Walker, author of The Colour Purple

'I highly recommend this wonderful biography for both adults and younger readers.' Buzz Words

'This latest publication of Sally Morgan's iconic My Place (1987), a classic of Australian literature, is adapted for younger readers in this new edition with a bright new cover … [It] is a timely reminder of our shared history and a most worthy addition to school libraries.' ReadPlus

'This book tells an important story, which is what it's like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia. I would recommend it to people who like to read true life stories, and also for people to gain a better understanding of race and culture in Australia.'  Ruby, age 11, Kookie

'… a real, layered and complicated story which develops Sally Morgan's discovery of her identity and her family's history and trauma with a gentle and loving refusal to become a stereotype.' Readings Monthly


Order of Australia Book Prize (Winner 1990)
Human Rights Award for Literature (Winner 1987)
New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 1987)

ISBN 9781925816761 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's ebooks
Stories for Change
Books for History Teachers
Award Winning
Indigenous Writing
New Releases
Fiction for Middle Readers
Young Adult
Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2020
Pages 360
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    Sally Morgan

    Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections.     Read more