A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships.
Poignantly told from the child's perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship.
This is a beautiful introduction to the issues of the stolen generation.
Told through the eyes of Annie, a young Aboriginal girl who is taken from her family and sent away to school.
Although she is lost and upset, the friendships she makes, especially with Janey, only confirms the amazing power and resilience of the human spirit.
This book will make you smile and cry as Annie slowly makes a new life while never forgetting the old.
It will best suit girls Year 7 and up.
Reviewed by Michelle
Teacher notes are available for this title at www.fremantlepress.com.au