Novel & Movie: Under WA's policy of the 1930s, Doris Pilkington's mother Molly and sisters were taken from their Aboriginal families at Jigalong on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert, and transported to the Native Settlement north of Perth. Here they were instructed in the ways of white society and forbidden to speak their native tongue. Desperate to return to the world they knew, they escaped and set out on a 1,600 km walk to find the rabbit-proof fence, knowing it passed near their home.
The Peasant Prince. The True Story of Mao's Last Dancer.By Li Cunxin and Anne Spudvilas.The true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life where as a young boy he was taken away from everyone he'd ever known to follow his dreams to become one of the finest dancers in the world. Viking,2007.
So Much To Tell You by John Marsden. She watches; she dreams. She sees more than they realise. She has worries and fears, hopes and desires. She is troubled; she is angry. Above all, she is lonely. She may be someone you know. She may be you. She tells her story - with humour and insight, with sensitivity and strength, with painful honesty. You will never forget her.
The Sound of the Sea A young boy named Sam Sullivan was grieving over the loss of his Mother only to discover that the love and support of his Grandparents gradually helps him to overcome his anger and bewilderment.Lothian Books,2005
The Happiest Refugee - This is Anh Do's account of his journey as a boat person from Vietnam with his family is understated yet deeply distressing. His father was the captain and had to deal with the crew and passengers being terrorised by pirates.
A story of adventure, ball control and hope. Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. But first they must face landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia? Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard. #refugees