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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/07/2020

How to Grow a Family Tree by Eliza Henry-Jones is a heart-warming coming of age story about what family and home really mean. Drawing on her background in psychology, the author authentically deals with issues of addiction, trauma and assault

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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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Book of the Week

Date Published: 25/05/2020

The Girl with the Louding Voice, a New York Times bestseller, is the story of a courageous fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who dreams of getting an education as she sees it as her only road to a better life. She realizes

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/03/2020

What is a Refugee? by Elise Gravel is a picture book that explores the refugee experience in simple terms for younger readers.  As such, it is an excellent introduction for readers of all ages to gain an understanding of the

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/04/2018

Between Us by Clare Atkins is a heart-breaking teenage love story set against the grim reality of life for asylum seekers in an Australian detention centre. It is recommended for YA readers and adults alike and will expand your world views

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 11/03/2018

Missing by Sue Whiting is a contemporary middle-grade mystery novel for readers 12+yrs.  It has a challenging and inherently sad topic about ‘missing persons’ which has been sensitively written about so as to make it accessible for younger readers. They

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 30/10/2017

Wimmera by Melbourne writer Mark Brandi was awarded the prestigious 2016 UK Debut Dagger Award for crime writing. Published in Australia in 2017, it tells the story of two childhood friends growing up in Victoria in the 1980s. A chilling

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