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
So before I get any older I plan on sharing this book with as many people as I can, which I hope inspires everyone to encourage children to be as free and whimsical in their imagination of what they want to be someday…or even today.
Clare Atkins, thank you for writing this book and for giving me insight into a world in which I had previously little knowledge about. It is raw, compelling and challenging and for that I am grateful.