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Book Review: Who Am I?

My Australian Story: Who Am I? by Anita Heiss, ISBN 9781865043616, Scholastic Australia

Reviewed by Giorgia, 9,  Yidarra Catholic Primary School*, WA

Who Am I?

I read a fascinating book called Who Am I? It is a diary of Mary Talence. It was so interesting.

Amy Charles was an Aborigine who was taken away and her name was changed to Mary Talence. She grew up in Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home. She was there from 5–10 and was the oldest of her brothers and sisters. Then Matron Rose tells Mary she is going to a family in Sydney called the Binkes. But when she gets there she is surprised she is the only one with brown skin. She is teased and doesn’t understand why she doesn’t fit in.

I definitely recommend this book to people who love history. I give it a rating of 10/10. The best bit is the end for me but I am not going to ruin it.

"Undercover Readers Club logo"* Yidarra Catholic Primary School is a member of our Undercover Readers Club. The book reviewed here was Giorgia’s own copy.

1 thought on “Book Review: Who Am I?”

  1. Thank you for your review Georgia, and I am glad you found the story of Mary interesting. And that you didn’t give the ending away 🙂 Peace from the east coast, Sydney!

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