Robbie knows bad things happen in Walgaree. But it’s nothing to do with him. That’s just the way the Aborigines have always been treated. In the summer of 1965 racial tensions in the town are at boiling point, and something headed Walgaree’s way will blow things apart. It’s time for Robbie to take a stand. Nothing will ever be the same.

Freedom Ride teacher notes.

Awards

Short-listed, Older Readers, Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards, 2016

Short-listed, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2016

Short-listed, Young Adults, Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, 2016

Short-listed NSW Premier’s History Awards, 2016