Books that introduce characters from diverse physical, cultural and social backgrounds to children and teens.
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Fair Skin Black Fella - 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. Written and illustrated by Renee Fogorty.

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The Little Refugee by Anh Do

Worldwide - The Little Refugee Anh Do's inspirational story about his family's incredible escape from war-torn Vietnam and his childhood in Australia, told especially for children.

Shahana: Through My Eyes y Rosanne Hawke

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Thai-riffic! by Oliver Phommavanh

Author: Oliver Phommavanh Text type: Novel Setting: Thai - Australian context This is an entertaining novel about a contemporary Australian - Thai family who run a restaurant.

Zafir: Through My Eyes by Prue Mason

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WeirDo #2: Even Weirder! by Anh Do

Booktopia has Even Weirder!, WeirDo : Book 2 by Anh Do. Buy a discounted Paperback of Even Weirder! online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Emilio: Through My Eyes by Sophie Masson

For high-school student Emilio Garcia Lopez, it's an ordinary school day. But that evening the knock on the door announcing the arrival of his police-officer cousin Juanita, flanked by a tall man in the uniform of the Federal Police, will turn his ordinar

Malini: Through My Eyes by Robert Hillman

A young girl and her family caught up in the trauma of worn-torn Sri Lanka.

Naveed: Through My Eyes by John Heffernan

Naveed: Through My Eyes. Naveed is the story of a boy living in modern day war-torn Afghanistan. Forced to support his mother and sister, this is a story of desperation and hope.

Meet Calypso, a young Nukunu man fresh out of high school in Rastafarian guise. After failing to secure employment in sports retail, Calypso finds work at a health food shop where his boss pressures him to gather native plants for natural remedies. This leads him to his Nukunu family in Port Augusta and the discovery of a world steeped in cultural knowledge. A young Ngadjuri girl helps Calypso to reconsider his Rastafarian façade and understand how to take charge of his future.

Received from the Publisher From the BLURB: Calypso Summer is a story told by Calypso, a young Nukunu man, fresh out of high scho.

Chook Chook: Mei's Secret Pets by Wai Chim

Chook Chook by Wai Chim is an absolute treasure. Wai Chim’s simple wording belies the gentle wisdom through which she shares deep truths with the young.

Amina: Through My Eyes by J L Powers

Amina by J. Powers: Tells the story of a girls life in Somalia when her father is arrested and she bears the weight of providing for her family.

Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman

Alex As Well, book by Alyssa Brugman