Australian non-fiction books for young adults
Author Sue Lawson has a great love of Australia and its rich history, particularly the history of its Aboriginal 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 Books and part of the the award-winning Our Stories series for middle readers Protest in Australia reinvigorated Sue Lawson’s interest in Australia and marked a new chapter in her writing, following on from her successful young adult fiction, junior fiction and picture books.
Sue followed Protest in Australia with the acclaimed Nganga – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases, written with Boonwurrung Elder, Aunty Fay Muir and published by Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books.
Nganga (ng gar na): From the Boon Wurrung language, meaning to see and understand. Aunty, uncle, sorry business, deadly, women’s business, marngrook, dreamtime, Elders, songlines. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words have become part of our everyday vocabulary, but we may not know their true meaning or where the words come from. In Nganga, Aunty...
Protest in Australia investigates how demonstrations have shaped our nation. Protest in Australia is part of Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books’, award-winning Our Stories series suited for upper primary and mid-secondary students. Protest in Australia classroom notes