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Sister Heart ,

By Sally Morgan.

Poignantly told from the child’s perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship. ‘This beautiful verse novel from Sally Morgan can be used as a personal and approachable conversation-starter about the Stolen Generations for mature young readers … its message is powerful.’ Books+Publishing


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

A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships

Sister Heart gives readers the chance to share, vicariously, some of the experiences and feelings of the stolen generations.’ Magpies

Morgan’s writing … entwines images and symbols from homeland and the children’s home: freshwater and saltwater; warmth and cold; little sister and brother; singing with family and for special guests; song lines, shadow lines, lines on a map, barred lines. Morgan’s imagery of birds and flight gain significance as events unfold.’ Sydney Morning Herald

About the author

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.

Children’s Book Council of Australia (Notable Book 1998, 2012)
Order of Australia Book Prize (Winner 1990)
Human Rights Award for Literature (Winner 1987)
NSW Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlist 1987)

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