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Nov 06 2013

Welcome to my country by Laklak Burarrwanga and family

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Allen and Unwin, 2013. ISBN 9781743313961.
Highly recommended for upper primary to adult. This is a beautifully illustrated personal account of a Yolngu family living in north-East Arnhem land. From the moment you start to read this book, you are warmly welcomed into their country. You are introduced to many words of the Yolngu languages, as they describe their land, their seasons, their family and their relationships.
The book covers many interesting topics such as counting and sharing, astronomy and space, bush foods and natural farming. What impressed me the most was the conversational style of writing, as though they were talking directly to you.
Gisela Grunwald
Editor's note: Another longer review is available .
Teacher's notes are available here.

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