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Sorry Day acknowledges the past and shows a willlingness to make things right. The story commemorates both the momentous speech made by the Prime Minister of Australia to say sorry to the indigenous people for past abuse and to also recognise the decades of abuse suffered by the Stolen Generation. Told through the eyes of a young girl participating in the ceremony today an ...more
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Published 2018 by NLA Publishing
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Amy (Lost in a Good Book)
This is a remarkable book as it celebrates the momentous speech by Kevin Rudd in 2008 but it also shows the past and the horrors indigenous people had to endure. Vass uses Rudd’s real words and she weaves it into this young girl’s story, not quite understanding the impact, but we see it through her mum and the adults around her.

As one story unfolds about that wonderful February day, it is shadowed by the realities of the history those words represent. The contrast from page to page is a stark re
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This book cleverly tells two stories at once - a historical story of Aboriginal children who were stolen from their homes and families, and a contemporary story of a young girl and her mother attending the event where then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the Aboriginal people for this historical act. The juxtaposed fear of the children (in the past because they were being taken from their homes, and in the contemporary setting because Maggie falls and is afraid she has lost her mother in ...more
Jennie
A powerful representation of a nation, lead by Kevin Rudd, that finally found the courage to say sorry to the indigenous owners of Australia. Dub Leffler harnesses colour to separate the present day events with the past, represented in muted sepia colours. Life like illustrations share the fear and agony of the children - the Stolen Generation taken in the past, and the young girl temporarily separated from her mother. A moving story that will spark questions and the need for explanations with y ...more
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