Author Coral Vass and illustrator Dub Leffler have created a powerful book that helps to understand the grief of children who were taken from their homes. And the importance of saying sorry.
Two inextricably connected stories entwine in this story of the day when then Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd formally said ‘sorry’ on behalf of the Australian government over the Stolen Generations. In the present a young girl named Maggie and her mother are waiting with thousands of others who have gathered to hear the apology, while in the past young children are being taken away from their homes and families and culture.
At the back of this highly recommended picture book, photographs of the speech at Parliament House have been included, along with facts about the Stolen Generations and the events that led to the national apology.
Winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) 2019 Book of the Year Eve Pownall Award for Information Books and was also the Winner of the 2018 Speech Pathology Book of the Year – Best Book for Language and Literacy Development Indigenous Children Award.