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Author Sue Lawson

Freedom Ride , ,

By Sue Lawson

9781925126365

Robbie knows bad things happen in Walgaree. But it’s nothing to do with him. That’s just the way the Aborigines have always been treated. In the summer of 1965 racial tensions in the town are at boiling point, and something headed Walgaree’s way will blow things apart. It’s time for Robbie to take a stand. Nothing will ever be the same.

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Books of Buderim on the Sunshine Coast has available this years Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlisted Book of the Year: Older Readers

There’s no hiding from prejudice.

Robbie knows bad things happen in Walgaree. But it’s nothing to do with him. That’s just the way the Aborigines have always been treated. In the summer of 1965 racial tensions in the town are at boiling point, and something headed Walgaree’s way will blow things apart. It’s time for Robbie to take a stand. Nothing will ever be the same.

  • “A brilliant evocation of the racism in Australia of the 1960s and the Freedom Ride that challenged it.” – Ann Curthoys, original Freedom Rider “A pivotal moment in Australia’s history is captured in this story.” – Darce Cassidy, original Freedom Rider
  • “An important and entertaining slice of Australian history. 4.5 stars.” – Books+Publishing
  • Based on the true events of the Freedom Ride. This was a little known but very important event in Australia’s history. It was pivotal in changing laws and rights for Australian Aboriginal people.

About the author

Sue Lawson writes books for children and young adults. Her love for books began when she was a child on a farm in country Victoria where she spent her time reading, writing, listening to her father and grandfather’s stories and avoiding working with the cattle. These days, she’s added stationery shops to her football obsession and when not writing, teaches and runs workshops for young people and adults. In 2012, Pan’s Whisper was short-listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, was a Notable Book at the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and won the Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature. You Don’t Even Know was short-listed for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards in 2014. Sue’s website is www.suelawson.com.au

Awards

2016: Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult’s Literature

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature. – Shortlist

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