May - IndigiReads Kids Fiction

Muhammad AliQuote: 
'Hating people because of their colour is wrong. 
And it doesn't matter which colour does the hating. 
It's just plain wrong.'  Muhammad Ali

Tangara  by Nan Chauncy  
Great-great aunt Rita's old shell neclklace carries a power that Lexie can't possibly know. Then, when it leads to a new friend, she and Merrina enter the secret gully where Merrina's people live. But the gully holds a terrible secret, as old as the necklace itself. Will Lexie be strong enough to survive the nightmare?  9-14

MCrow Country  by Kate Constable
‘Beginning and ending, always the same, always now. 
The game, the story, the riddle, 
hiding and seeking. 
Crow comes from this place; this place comes from Crow. 
And Crow has work for you.’
Sadie isn’t thrilled when her mother drags her from the city to live in the country town of Boort. But soon she starts making connections – connections with the country, with the past, with two boys, Lachie and Walter, and, most surprisingly, with the ever-present crows. When Sadie is tumbled back in time to view a terrible crime, she is pulled into a strange mystery. Can Sadie, Walter and Lachie figure out a way to right old wrongs, or will they be condemned to repeat them?  8-14yrs

Walking the Boundaries  by Jackie French   
Martin lives in the city with his mum. 
He′s come to walk the boundaries of the farm that′s been in his family for generations. It sounds easy, especially as he′ll own the land when he gets back. Martin′s great-grandfather, Ted, doesn't even want him to walk around the farm′s fences, just up to the gorge and along the hills. But up in the gorge Martin meets Meg from almost a century ago and Wullamudulla from thousands of years in the past. Despite their differences they discover that they′re all on the same journey ... and that walking the boundaries means more than following lines on a map. 10-14yrs

Two hands together  by Diana Kidd  
This book is about a normal white family living a normal life. A new family moves into the house next door to them. The new family is aboriginal and the white dad doesn't like them because of their colour. The white children and their mother are happy that this new family have moved in. The two sets of children always have a lot of fun together. 
At the end of the book, the father learns to appreciate the new family and finally becomes their friend. So this book is about friendship and trust. I enjoyed reading this book and I hope others get to read it too. - Trent      10-14yrs

My Girragundji  by Meme McDonald and Boori Prior
'I wake with a start. 
The doorknob turns. It's him. 
The Hairyman...'
There's a bad spirit in our house. He's as ugly as ugly gets and he stinks. You touch this kind of Hairyman and you lose your voice, or choke to death. It's hard to sleep when a hairy wrinkly old hand might grab you in the night. And in the day you've got to watch yourself. It can be rough. Words come yelling at you that hurt. Alive with humour, My Girragundji is the vivid story of a boy growing up between two worlds. With the little green tree frog as a friend, the bullies at school don't seem so big anymore. And Girragundji gives him the courage to face his fears.  8-14yrs