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Fair Skin Black Fella - Renee Fogorty

Paperback Published: 1st March 2010
ISBN: 9781921248146
Number Of Pages: 28
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old

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This is the story of Mary, a young Aboriginal girl who lives on a red and dusty cattle station. Shunned by the other girls because of her fair skin, Old Ned, one of the community elders, finally speaks up. With words full of knowledge and wisdom, he teaches the girls that Aboriginal identity transcends skin colour and that family, community, country, culture and spirituality is what being Aboriginal is really about.

Renee Fogorty shows that prejudice has no boundaries and that it occurs within and between cultural groups. Her personal perspective makes Fair Skin Black Fella a tale of universal experience that many young readers will identify with.

About the Author

Renee Fogorty is a descendant of the Wiradjuri people from central New South Wales, Australia. She is a high school student, an author, and an artist.

Industry Reviews

""Fair Skin Black Fella" is a story that needs to be heard and Renee Fogorty has told it in such a way that children will want to sit up and listen." Marjorie Coughlan, "PaperTigers""

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Perfect book to read to school children who don't know an Aboriginal can be white. Someone in your class might relate



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As a white passing POC myself I loved that there was a book out there that showed a bit of my story. While I am not an Indigenous Australian, I have often felt out of place within my culture. This is a great read for the children in your life that might not only feel this way, but for those that have friends in this position.

Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia


Fair Skin Black Fella

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ISBN: 9781921248146
ISBN-10: 1921248149
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 28
Published: 1st March 2010
Publisher: Magabala Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.14

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