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Nanberry: Black Brother White (2011)

by Jackie French(Favorite Author)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 2
0732290228 (ISBN13: 9780732290221)
Allen & Unwin
review 1: This book I had to read for an English assignment, and I never once actually thought that I'd enjoy it as much as I did. It was not only written beautifully, but it reveals the hard truth about Australian history in a way that readers can relate to. It includes significant character development and embodies an essence of humanity. The main reason I loved this book so much was because it taught me the history of my country in a very different way than they do in schools. Jackie French tugs at your heart strings in order to get you to empathise with the characters, and really understand what life was like for both the convicts who have been shipped away from their beloved home and the Aboriginals whose home was invaded. It had me laughing and crying and I really meant it whe... moren I recommended it in my English assignment.
review 2: I read this for YA lit at uni. Some people think writing from the Australian Indigenous perspective should only be done by an Australian Indigenous writer. However, I enjoyed this story as I believe Jackie French has portrayed the historical characters she has based her book on as closely as she can to the historical opinions and events of the time. She has clearly done a great deal of research, which is evidence in her references and information in her author's notes. The colonisation of Sydney is a story which Australian children should be exposed to, and thus I believe this book should be a compulsory text for Australian high schools. less
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I found this book packed with info,that was stated wonderfully in 1788.
im still reading it but it is pretty good i definantly recommand this
Good for year 9 history based on new Australian Curriculum
This story is fantastic!!
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