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Growing up Aboriginal in Australia / edited by Anita Heiss
Bib ID 7498855
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Description Carlton, Victoria : Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd, [2018] 
Carlton, VIC : Black Inc., [2018] 
©2018 
311 pages : portraits ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9781863959810 (paperback)
1863959815 (paperback)
Summary

What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, attempts to showcase as many diverse voices, experiences and stories as possible in order to answer that question. Each account reveals, to some degree, the impacts of invasion and colonisation – on language, on country, on ways of life, and on how people are treated daily in the community, the education system, the workplace and friendship groups.Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside newly discovered voices of all ages, with experiences spanning coastal and desert regions, cities and remote communities. All of them speak to the heart – sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect.This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.Contributors include: Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more.

Notes

Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information).

Themes: Aboriginality, identity, kinship, culture, country, Australian history, racism -- publisher's web site.

Teaching notes by Dr Marnee Shay available from publisher's web site: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/sites/default/files/Growing%20Up%20Aboriginal_Teaching%20Notes.pdf.

Year levels: 9-12

Awards Australian Book Industry Awards, Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year, winner, 2019. 
Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Anecdotes.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- 21st century.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Youth, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Australian literature.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Heiss, Anita, 1968-, editor

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