Author(s): Donna Rawlins
Waves is a narrative non-fiction book about the waves of migration to the shores of Australia. Every journey is perilous, every situation heartbreaking. Every refugee is a person forced by famine or war or fear to leave their home, their families, their friends and all they know. Children have travelled on the waves of migration to the shores of Australia for tens of thousands of years. This book tells some of their stories.
Ruth's review: From First Australian Anak and child convict Finola to Vietnamese boat refugee Hau, their stories are brought to life in the moving text and stunning illustrations. The reasons for their journeys and the outcomes they experienced are still being faced by refugees and migrants today.
Recommended for ages 7 to 12, a comprehensive 12-page teacher resource is available for classroom use.