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Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
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Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

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Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli has gained international recognition as a leading writer, researcher, lecturer, consultant and activist in the issues of cultural, sexual and gender diversity and family diversity in health and education. Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, she also enjoys working with young people in schools and is passionate about her work, social justice, and her incredibly supportive family and friends. Her first book for young adults, TAPESTRY, explored five generations of her family's history in Australia and Italy. It was shortlisted by the Children's Book Council of Australia and in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. She is also the author of GIRLS' TALK, BOYS' STUFF, SOMEONE YOU KNOW, and WHEN OUR CHILDREN COME OUT.

Books by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Love You Two

When life, love and family aren’t what anyone said they’d be . . . Like LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI, this coming-of-age story stars a girl trying to find herself within a strong family environment.

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Tapestry

This is Maria's exploration of the tapestry embroidered from five generations of women and men in her family, from the turn of the twentieth century to its final years, from the poor villages of Italy to the cities of Australia, and back to a nineties Italy that is both alien and home.

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