Detention was a privilege to read. It was confronting, powerful, emotional filled and an important story to tell. It reminded me that not all Australians live equally
With so much bullying in the world – not just in our schools – it is refreshing to see a book that celebrates the importance of you. What could be more giving than the words, You have a space here and You are Welcome here
Smile is exactly what I did when I finished reading this book, because I knew that this was truly an accessible title and I found the story to be an insight into Mona Lisa and the possibilities of her life.
You know a book is fairly special when there are themes of solidarity and equality, where men stand up for the rights of women, where a little girl marches with millions of other women for their future.