Our Race For Reconciliation
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OUR RACE FOR RECONCILIATION - released May 2017
It's the year 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel and her family are heading to Sydney on an unforgettable journey to Corroboree 2000, bringing together all Australians as they celebrate Australia’s Indigenous heritage and acknowledge past wrongs.
Readers: Middle/Upper Primary.
Read more at School Essentials.
Teacher's Notes are available here!
Q&A with Anita Heiss on the Kids Bookshop Blog
"I imagined it would be a book about role models and identity – about a young Indigenous girl, Mel Gordon, who is inspired by Cathy Freeman to aim high and take gold one day, literally. Knowing a little of Heiss’ other writing, I should have realised it was going to be so much more." School News (read full review here)
"...this book is a must read for tweens and the perfect read-aloud in middle years classrooms." - Reading Time, CBCA (read full review here!)
"... an unforgettable journey to Corroboree 2000, bringing together all Australians as they march and sing and celebrate Australia’s Indigenous heritage and also acknowledge past wrongs.' School News (read full review here!)
Avid Reader (Brisbane)
National Library of Australia bookshop
Angus & Robertson
Book Depository (delivers worldwide for free)