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open mic 


Open mic : riffs on life between cultures in ten voices - Mitali Perkins


Talking about race can be difficult.  It's a slippery subject, rife with as many perspectives as there are people in the world.  But laughter gets us talking.  It has the power to break down barriers and draw us closer together.

In 'Open Mic' acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins invites us to listen in as ten authors for young adults - some familiar, some new - step up to the mic and share their stories about what it 's like growing up between cultures.










AUSTRALIA to Z - Armin Greder  


Australia to Z - an alphabet book, but not one for the young.  Armin Greder has cast his critical eye on us and our symbols.  

Disquieting and potent - a " gloves off" account of Australian nationhood, and how we, as a culture, might appear to those from other cultures. 









to this day 


To this day - Shane Koyczan


I'm not the only kid who grew up this way surrounded by people who used to say that rhyme about sticks and stones as if broken bones hurt more than the names we got called.

A dazzling illustrated book featuring the work of thirty artists from around the world, ' To This Day' is a powerful expression of the lasting effects of bullying, and the inner strength that allows people to move beyond it.

This extraordinary poem will resonate with anyone who has experienced bullying, whether as a victim, observer or participant.









Australian Federation : One People, One Destiny - Net Brennan

Before 1901 the nation of Australia did not exist.
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia were six separate colonies under British rule.
But among the people of the colonies, the idea of unity was emerging: " a nation for a continent and a continent for a nation."
Here's the story of how ordinary citizens became the first in the world to write and vote for their own constitution, coming together to form the nation of Australia.


Anatomy & Physiology colouring and workbook - Anne Waugh & Allison Grant


Based on the best-selling textbook, Ross and Wilson:  Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness, this Colouring and Workbook is useful for all students whose courses included the study of anatomy and physiology

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