By Bruce Pascoe, Magabala Books, Hardback, 64 pages
Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians.
The highly anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe's multi award-winning book. Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first-person accounts in a book for younger readers. Young Dark Emu — A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia's history pre-European colonisation.
Suitable for children aged 10+.
About the author: Bruce Pascoe has published widely in both adult and young adult literature. He has won numerous awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award for Young Dark Emu (Magabala Books 2019), and New South Wales Premier’s Book of the Year Award in 2016 for Dark Emu (Magabala Books 2014).