A JOYOUS AND EXUBERANT PICTURE BOOK ABOUT LIFE IN A REMOTE COMMUNITY
Tell 'em how us kids like to play. We got bikes and give each other rides. Tell 'em about the dancing and singing, And all the stories the old people know. In this book, written in conjunction with children from Manyallaluk School in the Roper River region in the NT, the voices of Indigenous children sing out across the land to tell us about their life in a remote community.
by Anna Sheen
One of the best ways to connect with Indigenous culture and experience is to listen. Listen to their experiences, respect their culture and understand their lives. 'Tell 'Em' is written by a group of First Nation children from Manyallaluk School in the Roper River region in the NT. This book is the children's way of expressing their love for their lives, their country and their culture in their own words. I chose this book for a recent storytime event and I can confirm it is a fantastic read aloud!
Anna is one of the co-managers of Where The Wild Things Are and before that was the Assistant manager of Avid Reader. Anna has 21 years of bookselling experience and reads extensively from picture books through to young adult novels. Anna is the Wild Things non-book buyer and one of the main contributors to our weekly storytime. Anna has two young children so most of her picture-book and middle-reader recommendations are tried-and-tested with the most discerning critics.
Publication Date: 22-Jul-2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia