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Books that are created by and/or feature BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) individuals.

More than just an alphabet book, this title uses the letters A-Z as a framework to tell us about growing up on a mission in northern New South Wales. It is a first alphabet book with an Aboriginal theme and describes daily routines and incidents in and around the mission - including billycart racing and yabby fishing. Ages 2+.

A is for Aunty

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 Picture Books

Reading Level:New Illustrator
Awards:CBCA 2020 Shortlist:CBCA Award for New Illustrator

Baby Business tells the story of the baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing -- it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong. This beautiful ritual is recounted in a way young children will completely relate to. Jasmine Seymour ... read more

Baby Business

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 BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour)

Reading Level:New Illustrator
Awards:CBCA 2020 Shortlist:CBCA Award for New Illustrator

Age range 5 to 12 'Warami mittigar. Hello friend. We welcome you to Darug Country.' Cooee Mittigar, meaning Come Here Friend, is an invitation to yana (walk), on Darug Country.  In this stunning picture book, Darug creators Jasmine Seymour and ... read more

Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines

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 People

Series:Little People, Big Dreams
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In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Evonne Goolagong, the inspiring indigenous Australian tennis player.
Evonne grew up on a hot, dusty farm in Australia. She was the third of eight children, a... read more

Evonne Goolagong (Little People Big Dreams)

Age range 7 to 10Free Diving is a poignant tribute to the Indigenous men and women who worked in the pearling industry as `free divers' in the late nineteenth century in Western Australia.In a practice known as `blackbirding' (forced unpaid labour), European pearl lugger owners used Ind... read more

Free Diving

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 Picture Books

..".profoundly moving..." -Publishers Weekly Nelson Mandela's two great-grandchildren ask their grandmother, Mandela's youngest daughter, 15 questions about their grandad - the global icon of peace and forgiveness who spent 27 years in prison. They learn that he was a freedom ... read more

Grandad Mandela

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I Open the Door...contains nine interconnected stories, all of which begin and end with opening a door. The young author/illustrators at the 2016 Spinifex Writing Camp were encouraged to let their imaginations run wild, and the result is a book that will simply take your breath awa... read more

I Open the Door...

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 Board & Cloth Books (0-2)

Series:My First Little People, Big Dreams

Meet Josephine Baker, the world-famous entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent in this true story of her life! This board book version of Josephine Baker--from the beloved Little People, BIG DREAMS series--follows the incredibl... read more

Josephine Baker (My First Little People, Big Dreams)

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 BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour)

Awards:Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Early Childhood 2015. Shortlisted for Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration 2015.

A lively and endearing story about a child in an Indigenous community getting ready to play his favourite game - footy!

Kick with my Left Foot

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 People

Series:Little People, Big Dreams
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From the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the inspiring minister and civil rights activist. Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers: his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher... read more

Martin Luther King Jr (Little People Big Dreams)

Briggs is a much-loved hip-hop artist, screenwriter and producer, working on shows such as Matt Groening's Disenchantment and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.
Briggs won 'Film Clip of the Year' and was shortlisted for 'Artist of the Year' at the 2019 National Indig... read more

Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Splosh for the billabong at shady bend of river. Brush for the flowers that burst in summer heat. A glorious celebration of country, animals and painting, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio. Ros Moriarty, author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to ... read more

Splosh for the Billabong