Publisher's synopsis

A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships.

Poignantly told from the child’s perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship.

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  • Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (Honour Award 2021)
  • Prime Minister’s Literary Award (Winner 2016)
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards (Honour Book 2016)
  • Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (Shortlisted 2016)
  • Inky Awards (Shortlisted 2016)
  • Adelaide Festival Children’s Literature Award (Shortlisted 2018)