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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: 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: 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: 08/02/2021

The Engima Game by Elizabeth Weir is chronologically the second book in the Code Name Verity series.  It’s a thriller set in the historical period of World War 2, and tells the story of how an Enigma Machine falls into

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/08/2020

The Man in the Water by David Burton is a coming of age story with a murder mystery that needs to be solved.  Fast-paced and suspenseful, it will have YA readers, including reluctant readers, racing through to the end. The

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/07/2020

Butterfly Yellow by Thanhh Lai is award-winning historical fiction. The novel tells the story of 18-year-old Hang who journeys away from war-torn Vietnam and arrives in Texas, USA, to reconnect with her brother, who left six years earlier. It’s a

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 24/02/2020

The Call of the Wild by Jack London was published in 1903 and is partly based on the author’s true-life experiences in the Yukon. Set in Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, this is an adventure story of a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 17/02/2020

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is a futuristic space adventure and page-turning thriller that explores the themes of courage, teamwork, and perseverance.  This is the first book in a sci-fi trilogy by the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/02/2020

Vikki Wakefield’s This is How We Change the Ending is a gritty, raw, coming of age story for YA readers which explores confronting topics about the lives of disadvantaged contemporary teens in a realistic and uplifting way. By walking a

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