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Book of the Week

Date Published: 15/06/2021

Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss is a story that everyone should read. It raises awareness of First Nations’ perspectives on the early days of white settlement and introduces the reader to the Wiradyuri language. Based on true events, it’s a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 07/06/2021

Can’t Say It Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer is a warm-hearted novel about the end of schooling and the dreams of spending the perfect week at Schoolies after the intensity of the Yr 12 year.  The author captures the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 31/05/2021

The Cousins, by New York Times best-selling author Karen McManus, is a compulsive YA mystery thriller that will have readers engaged to an end they will not see coming! Three teens unlock some dark family secrets in a twisty, multi-layered

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/05/2021

Tiger Daughter is the story of growing up in Australia as a first-generation migrant child, told from the point of view of a Chinese/Australian girl.  It was written by OwnVoices author Rebecca Lim, whose aim was to build empathy in

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 16/05/2021

When We Are Invisible by Claire Zorn is the much-awaited sequel to The Sky So Heavy. In this story, important themes are dealt with and power, control and security are juxtaposed with courage, love and compassion.  Set in a nuclear

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/05/2021

#famous by Jilly Gagnon is a contemporary love story. Inspired by the true story of #AlexFromTarget, it deals with online issues like instant viral fame, online trolling and social media frenzies. The story is told with humour and teen readers

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 25/04/2021

Sunburnt Veils by Sara Haghdoosti, a proud Iranian Australian feminist, lets the reader walk in the shoes of a Uni political activist who learns how to stand up against the injustices of racism and Islamaphobia and develop the leadership to

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 20/04/2021

With the current national discussion around the 30th anniversary of the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, it is fitting that our Book of the Week also tells an indigenous story.  Took the Children Away, the iconic song of the Stolen

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/03/2021

The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough is a funny, heart-warming queer Indigenous YA novel that tells a story about discovering who you are and finding love.  A stunning debut novel, it is funny, honest and beautifully written. Lonesborough

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/03/2021

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney is a YA psychological thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Set in 1982, it is about two teenagers who are recruited by the FBI (at

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