Respect Authors Sue Lawson & Aunty Fay MuirAustralian children and young adult author, Sue Lawson writes about the past, the present and hopes for the future. She has written young adult novels, picture books, junior fiction and non-fiction books.

Sue’s children’s books include the popular Forget Me Not, award-winning Pan’s Whisper and CBCA Shortlisted young adult novel, Freedom Ride.

Sue also writes books with Boonwurrung Elder, Aunty Fay Muir. Their titles include Nganga and picture book, Respect, illustrated by Lisa Kennedy.

Teacher notes are available through Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books and Magabala Books.

Sue’s books are available through all bookstores, Booktopia or by contacting her publishers, Magabala Books, Wild Dog Books and Walker Books.


Picture Books

Not many people realise Sue Lawson’s first book was a picture book.  My Gran’s Different, illustrated by Caroline Magerl was published by Lothian Books. Sue is currently writing a series of picture books, Our Place with Boonwurrung Elder, Aunty Fay Muir for Magabala Books. The others in the series are called Family, Share and Country....

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Junior Fiction

Australian children and young adult author, Sue Lawson writes books about the past, the present and hopes for the future which leave a lasting impression on readers. Did you know Dragon’s Tear was  Sue’s first junior fiction book, published by Lothian Books?    

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Young Adult Fiction

Sue Lawson’s award winning young adult books are recognised for the sensitive way they explore the exciting and heartbreaking complexities of growing up. Her Australian young adult books are loved by readers, teachers, librarians and critics alike. Sue’s latest young adult novel, Freedom Ride, was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers, in...

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Author Sue Lawson has a great love of Australia and its rich history, particularly the history of its First Nations People. In a break away from her focus on young adult fiction, Sue Lawson’s first non-fiction work Protest in Australia showed how protests helped shaped the Australia we live in today. Published by Black Dog...

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