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Sister Heart : Winner 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Children's Fiction - Sally Morgan

Sister Heart

Winner 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Children's Fiction

Hardcover Published: 29th July 2015
ISBN: 9781925163131
Number Of Pages: 96
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old

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2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Winner - Children's Fiction

A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships.

Poignantly told from the child's perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship.

About the Author

Sally Jane Morgan (born 18 January 1951) is an Australian Aboriginal author, dramatist, and artist. Morgan's works are on display in numerous private and public collections in both Australia and around the world.

Industry Reviews

"A book for everyone: a book with the form and texture of a novel and the complexity and pace of a mystery not solved until the final pages. It is wonderfully entertaining." --New York Times Book Review

"A triumphant story that makes you glad it's been told." --Times on Sunday
"Sad and wise and funny . . . unbelievably and unexpectedly moving, Sally Morgan's love for her own spiritual and racial roots and her struggle to uncover them reveals a new Australia (the old) and a new way to embrace the elders and the young of all our peoples, wherever (and whoever) they might be. A book with heart." --Alice Walker, authorl, The Color Purple
"This beautiful verse novel from Sally Morgan can be used as a personal and approachable conversation-starter about the Stolen Generations for mature young readers . . . its message is powerful." --Books+Publishing
"Sister Heart gives readers the chance to share, vicariously, some of the experiences and feelings of the stolen generations." --Magpies

ISBN: 9781925163131
ISBN-10: 9781925163131
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 29th July 2015
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 13.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.31

Earn 34 Qantas Points
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Sally Morgan

About the Author

Sally Morgan is one of Australia's best-known Aboriginal artists and writers. 

For as long as she can remember, Sally wanted to paint and write but at school she was discouraged from expressing herself through her art because her teachers failed to see the promise in her individual style. It was not until she researched her family history and discovered her Aboriginal identity that she found meaning in her images and gained the confidence to pick up her paints again. Sally’s widely-acclaimed first book, My Place, has sold over half a million copies in Australia. Sally is a Professor at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at the University of Western Australia and lives in Perth with her three children.

Visit Sally Morgan's Booktopia Author Page