ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This contains the stories of seven special people, given four pages each (with bold illustrations). There's Patyegarang, who taught William Dawes her language; Bungaree who accompanied Matthew Flinders; Tarenorerer who resisted white settlers in Tasmania; Yarri and Jacky Jacky who were the heroes of the Gundagai floods; Mohara Wacando-Lifu awarded a gold medal for bravery; David Unaipon, inventor and writer; and Fanny Balbuk Yooreel, early environmental protestor. Aimed at young-to-middle primary schoolers, the stories of theses historical figures are told respectfully and simply, introducing the reader to characters we all should know. Lindy
Karen Wyld (Author) Karen Wyld lives by the sea, south of Adelaide. Born on Kaurna yerta in South Australia, she is of Martu descent (people of the Pilbara region in Western Australia). Karen was the recipient of the 2020 Dorothy Hewitt Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, shortlisted for a 2021 Victorian Premier's Literary Award and longlisted for the ABIA Small Publishers' Adult Book of the Year. Jaelyn Biumaiwai (Illustrator) Jaelyn Biumaiwai is a self-taught illustrator. She is of Aboriginal and Fijian ancestry and lives and creates on the Gold Coast. She has a passion for Pasifika and First Nations culture and communities, and this is reflected in both her original and commissioned art.