These touching stories take their words from the lyrics of three iconic Australian songs about the people who lived on our fair country first. One was written by a white man for a black man, the next is the story of one man’s anger at the injustice he saw right in front of him, and the last is the tale of one of the stolen.
The powerful stories are accompanied by illustrations by children who belong to the same land the the songs do, with the beautiful addition of artwork from Peter Hudson.
All three picture books carry an important message and are introduced with a short history of the song and the people it was written about, as well as a preface by the songwriter themselves.
Solid Rock (Sacred Ground) by Shane Howard, My Island Home by Neil Murray and Took the Children Away by Archie Roach are well worth a look. A percentage of the profits from each book will go to Ian Thorpe’s Fountain of Youth charity. All are paperback $19.95