The story of Mary, a young girl who lives on a dusty cattle station. When she is shunned by the other girls because of her fair skin, Old Ned, one of the community Elders, speaks up for her. With words of wisdom, he teaches the girls that Aboriginal identity transcends skin colour and that family, community, country, and culture is what being Aboriginal is really about.
198 x 129mm
White skin black fella
By: Tinna Loker on 28 July 2019
Brilliant book. This is just a great tool that helped me with my Preschoolers answer their questions regarding color differences in skin. The children had raised this question last term regarding Indigenous cultures and we had talked about color differences and how skin color changes from generation to generation which led into a family tree discussion. I had used various other activities but this book articulated the topic well.