Nona and Me

Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas. They also best friends. It doesn’t matter that is white Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life. The girls inseparable until moves away at the age of nine. By time she returns, they’re in Year 10 things have changed. prefers to hang out nearby mining town, where goes school with glamorous Selena her gorgeous older brother, Nick. When a political announcement highlights divisions between Aboriginal community put difficult position: will choose first love oldest friend? Winner, Book Year: 2016 NT Literary Awards Highly commended, Victorian Premier’s Writing Young Adults Longlisted, 2015 Inky Honour Book, Children’s Council Australia, Older Reader Shortlisted, Territory Read Award ‘A powerful coming-of-age story … Atkins writes clear-eyed sensitivity, although I longed hear Nona’s voice, its absence deliberate effective. & Me poignant young-adult fiction invoking complex often overlooked realities remote indigenous life.’ —Sydney Morning Herald ‘[Clare Atkins] wrestles some this country’s most hotly debated issues rare lightness touch. [Nona is] convincing portrait naive but feverish love, friendships waxing waning, clash fitting sticking your values. Above all, there’s warmth optimism that’s hard resist.’ —Sunday Age ‘This [is a] powerful, beautifully contoured cross-cultural friendship.’ —The Weekend Australian

Francesca ist verzweifelt: Das Einleben in einer ehemaligen Jungenschule schwieriger als gedacht und ihre Mutter erkrankt sehr rätselhaft … Ab 13.

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