This non-fiction anthology is a very rich collection of true stories about the experiences of Asians in Australia – from ABCs who have been here for generations, but who still look Asian, to very recent migrants. All the stories are quite short – many are only three pages long – and they cover a diverse range of experiences and a wide variety of tone.

Useful resources for VCE students exploring the context through the lens of Growing Up Asian In Australia edited by Alice Pung

From Kinglake to Kabul. This non-fiction text is an account of an exchange of stories between a school in Kabul and a school devastated by bushfires in Kinglake. As writer in residence, Neil Grant encourages the traumatized Australian students to make contact with their counterparts in an international school in Kabul.

Kinglake had one day of disaster with far-reaching effects; Kabul has endured 30 years of war. In this remarkable collection of young people's writing, students from schools in Kinglake and Kabul share their stories of resilience, courage and hope.

When Peter Carey offered to take his son to Japan, 12-year-old Charley stipulated no temples or museums. He wanted to see manga, anime, and cool, weird stuff. His father said yes. Out of that comes this enchanting tour of Japanese culture. Carey makes observations that are intriguing even when they turn out to be wrong. Funny, surprising, distinguished by its wonderfully nuanced portrait of a father and son thousands of miles from home, Wrong About Japan is a delight.

When Peter Carey offered to take his son to Japan, 12-year-old Charley stipulated no temples or museums. He wanted to see manga, anime, and cool, weird stuff. His father said yes. Out of that comes this enchanting tour of Japanese culture. Carey makes observations that are intriguing even when they turn out to be wrong. Funny, surprising, distinguished by its wonderfully nuanced portrait of a father and son thousands of miles from home, Wrong About Japan is a delight.

On Giants' Shoulders by Melvyn Bragg: The book was assembled after a series of interviews Bragg had with current scientists about the worlds greatest scientists such as Archimedes, Isaac Newton and Einstein. The book looks at the notion of being a "genius" and through discussions with 20th-century scientists.

On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists And Their Discoveries From Archimedes To DNA looks at the greatest minds of the last years of science. Explore the scientists behind the greatest milestones in science.

The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen by Howard Carter It may simply have been the luck of the draw, but no one has probably furthered the interests of Egyptology, and indeed the world's archaeological focus on Egypt more than Howard Carter. His discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun has inspired almost a century of Hollywood movies, books and media attention for this greatest of all living museums we call Egypt.

The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen by Howard Carter. The 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun's nearly intact tomb.

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