I woke up this morning and I couldn't stop crying, cos this place is not my home, even though everyone says it is.
When I was a little girl Mum would always hug me when I cried and tell me everything would be all right. Who's gunna hug me here?
Mary lives with the Burkes, but they're not her real family.
She hasn't seen her real mum and dad since she was taken away from them five years ago. Everyone tells her to forget about them, but she can't. She wants to find out why she was taken, and where she really belongs.
About the Author
Anita is a writer, poet, activist, social commentator and academic. She is the author of Yirra and her deadly dog, Demon, I'm not racist, but..., My Story: the diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937, and a series of chick lit novels including Not Meeting Mr Right, Manhattan Dreaming and Paris Dreaming. Her work has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Young People's History Prize and she has won the DEADLY award for writing a number of times. She is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but grew up in Matraville, Sydney.
Series: My Australian Story Ser.
For Ages: 9+ years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.26