Samantha Wheeler: Everything I've Never Said
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Where the Wild Things Are
This event commences at 3:00pm, but we recommend arriving at 2:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
Ava would like nothing more than to tell her family she loves them, particularly her big sister, Nic. But Ava has Rett syndrome - she can't talk, can't nod her head, can't even point at a communication card.
She understands everything, but no one understands her. When tragedy strikes her family, Ava becomes even more determined to talk. But it's not until she meets occupational therapist Kieran and new friend Aimee that she is hopeful for change - and to be heard at last.
‘A powerful, engrossing story. Ava is strong, smart, funny and fed up. You need to hear what she doesn’t say.’ Michael Gerard Bauer
‘This is a powerful novel that explores a rarely addressed topic ... suitable for
readers aged 10 years old and over, with a broad appeal for teens and adults.’
About Samantha Wheeler:
Samantha Wheeler studied agriculture, worked with dairy farmers, and taught science before writing her first children's book in 2011. Five novels later, her stories have been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, the Readings Children's Book Prize, the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature, and commended in the Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitley Awards. When not writing, she spends time with her husband, pets and two beautiful daughters, the youngest of whom has Rett syndrome. Samantha hopes her stories will encourage everyone to speak up for what they believe in.
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