'She has set high the bar on achieving, and broken down barriers between black and white in books such as Am I Black Enough for You?.
'She has defined sisterhood and friendship in Tiddas and reimagined romance in Manhattan Dreaming, all while advocating for the importance of literacy and opportunity for our children.
'She was a finalist in the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards (Local Hero), and Am I Black Enough for You? was a finalist in the 2012 Human Rights Awards.
'I am speaking about Wiradjuri powerhouse writer, literacy advocate, marathon runner and all-round trailblazer, Dr Anita Heiss. ' (Introduction)