I believe this is a must have book for all Australians to read, not just because the royalties go to charity, but because it shows that our young people are thinking of the future, are overcoming the odds to advocate for positive social change.
It’s 1914 and Evie was experiencing a life of goodness and happiness until her sweetheart, Tom, leaves for the war. In a different time, 2017, we have story of strong-willed Lizzie who is changing, rejecting friends and what she believes to be right.
This book gives your children and yourself the opportunity to delve into your imagination and see what the illustrations do to inspire it. A beautiful book with so much potential.
Reading 47 degrees opened my eyes to the realities of what was faced on Black Saturday ten years ago. Justin D’Ath has captured his experiences and put it into a work of fiction for ages 10 years and over.
Each time I meet an author I am really inspired by their creativity and talent. What inspires me most about Judith is that she clearly gets great joy from her work, and this is evident when she talks about it and shares it with others.
Going outside seems simple right? Just as telling you about this book should also be simple, but it’s not, I barely know where to start. It had me on edge the whole time, I was confused and even frustrated, the solutions seemed so simple but they weren’t. My heart ached, I wanted Ele to be safe, to be free, to understand what the Outside is.