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A beautiful story of acknowledging the past and working together for a brighter future.

A beautiful story of acknowledging the past and working together for a brighter future.

When Simon unwraps a beautiful boomerang wrapped in an old newspaper, he learns of the national apology to the Stolen Generations. Who were the Stolen Generations and how can saying ‘sorry’ help? Through a new friendship and a magnificent collection of stories, Simon gains a deep appreciation of the past and a positive vision for the future.
Includes a foreword by Bidjigal Elder Vic Simms and endorsement from Adam Goodes, Australian of the Year 2014


With bright and simple illustrations, this is a recommended read for primary aged children as an entryway into understanding about reconciliation, and a good avenue for opening the door for more questions.

Vicki Thornton, Magpies

Beautifully written and illustrated, this story speaks to young people about a difficult topic better than any history lesson could. It will become a valuable resource in libraries, schools and homes. By acknowledging the horrendous treatment of past generations, we can help to foster diversity, respect, compassion and empathy in our future generations. The authors have taken a very dark and disturbing story and told it in a way that is appropriate for young readers while allowing for reflection, acknowledgement and, most importantly, hope for tomorrow.

Lisa Allan, Newcastle Herald

An important and welcome addition to school libraries and bookshelves everywhere. It will provoke important conversations between parents and children, in classrooms and throughout the community.

Suzy Wilson, founder Indigenous Literacy Foundation

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    February 27, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    32 pages

    RRP $16.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    May 1, 2015

    Random House Australia

    32 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    5–8 Years


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