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An Indigenous education series for ALL young Australians and their teachers.

  • Twelve 64-page novels
  • Four 48-page graphic novels
  • Four anthologies (comprising many text types: poems, artworks, descriptions, plays and so on)
  • Behind the Stories DVD
  • Professional Support CD-ROM
  • 160-page Professional Support manual

What's it like to be a young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in Australia today? Yarning Strong provides some of the answers for upper primary (and lower secondary) students.

All stories have been written by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writers, and a committee of respected Indigenous educators guided the development and content of the series.

Source: www.lagunabaypublishing.com (Sighted 18/03/2011).

Includes

y separately published work icon Law Anthology Yarning Strong Law Anthology Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1767936 2011 anthology extract poetry drama children's 'Law. A short word with many complex meanings. This anthology explores the effects British law has had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, acknowledges the many people who have struggled for change, and looks towards a time of reconciliation.' Source: www.lagunabaypublishing.com/ (Sighted 28/03/2011). Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Jindah Murray Wind Dancer Fiona Doyle , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794310 2011 single work children's fiction children's

"Jindah Murray knew and knew and knew she wanted to dance like the wind." (Cover blurb)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon The Chainsaw File Bruce Pascoe , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794324 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Suspended from school for arguing about Australian history with his teacher, Tyrone works on a building site with his dad and learns that there's more than one way to be a hero for his people.' (From the publisher's website.) Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Just the Skin You're Livin' In Gayle Kennedy , Ross Carnsew , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794329 2011 single work children's fiction children's

"Don't judge people by appearances. Us Aboriginal people come in all colours." (Cover blurb)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon His Father's Eyes Ali Cobby Eckermann , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794337 2011 single work children's fiction children's

"The strength of family should never be broken." (Cover blurb)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Kin Island Terri Janke , Jaiki Pitt , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794347 2011 single work children's fiction children's

'Jake’s more interested in video games than in his family background. Visiting the Torres Strait Islands changes all that. He even braves a cyclone to help his Nanna.' (Source: Publishers website)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Ngalga Mathematics Stephen Hagan , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794354 2011 single work children's fiction children's Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon We Are Family We are Deadly Gayle Kennedy , Ross Carnsew , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794364 2011 single work children's fiction children's

"I've got a deadly family and I'm gunna show everyone!" (Cover blurb)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Caught and Court Walter Saunders , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794371 2011 single work children's fiction children's

"The Koori court is now in session... All Rise." (Cover blurb)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Crossroads Larissa Behrendt , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794374 2011 single work children's fiction children's

"Choose to do the right thing..." (Cover blurb.)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Milly's Secret Laura Dudgeon , Mitchell Dudgeon , Patricia Lynette Dudgeon , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794441 2011 single work children's fiction children's

"Those girls are being racist, and that's against the law." (Cover blurb)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon I Made It I Own It Gayle Kennedy , Ross Carnsew , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794449 2011 single work children's fiction children's

"Hey, that T-shirt's got my painting on it." (Cover blurb)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Common Ground Gayle Kennedy , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794455 2011 single work children's fiction children's

'Maree, Zeke and J don't know what to expect when they visit their nan's traditional land to help with a land rights claim. And things get tougher than they ever could have imagined.' (Source: Booktopia website)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Dallas Davis, the Scientist and the City Kids Jared Thomas , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794460 2011 single work children's fiction children's

Dallas is angry when he has to visit his family’s land instead of going to the footy. Then he learns just how important his knowledge of country is … (Publishers website)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Demon Guards the School Yard Anita Heiss , Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794463 2011 single work children's fiction children's

"We can make this garden a sacred site, and protect it, yes we can." (Cover blurb)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon More Than Just a Piece of Land Gayle Kennedy , Ross Carnsew (illustrator), Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794469 2011 single work graphic novel children's

'When Lara and Presto’s parents buy a home on their traditional land, the kids aren’t happy. Can they get used to life in the country?' (Publishers website)

Mosman Melbourne : Laguna Bay Publishing Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Identity Anthology Yarning Strong Identity Anthology South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794651 2011 anthology poetry column drama children's

'This collection gathers Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal voices from throughout Australia, exploring what it means to have an indigenous identity in our country today, and looking forward to a time when the "two worlds" of Australia become one. Includes transcript of the Prime Minister's Sorry speech.' (Source: back cover)

South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Family Anthology Yarning Strong Family Anthology South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794661 2011 anthology poetry prose children's

'This anthology explores the life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' families, today and in the past. There are stories on ongoing tradition, of loss and sadness, and of new beginnings. ' (Source: TROVE)

South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Land Anthology Yarning Strong Land Anthology South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794666 2011 anthology extract poetry lyric/song drama children's South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Jali Boy Ricky Macourt , South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2011 7053986 2011 single work children's fiction

'Being sent to boarding school in the city is harder than Jali could ever have imagined. But what no one yet knows, even Jali, is that this boy is a warrior at heart.' (Source: Publishers website)

South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2011
y separately published work icon The Yarning Strong Land Anthology Land Anthology Oxford University Press (Melbourne) (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2011 8553961 2011 anthology extract drama graphic novel

'What relationship do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have with the land? This anthology, as part of the Yarning Strong series, offers spiritual, historical, scientific and legal responses to that question, as well as practical ways of working with this land’s resources today.' (Source: Publisher's website)

South Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2011
y separately published work icon Tiptoeing Tracker Tod Yarning Strong Tiptoeing Tracker Tod Charmaine Papertalk-Green , Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7016305 2014 single work children's fiction poetry

'Tod wants to be the greatest little tracker in the city. He solves a case using only his eyes and a sprinkle of flour. He finds his way home with just his mobile for directions. Then Unc Bullfrog, the master tracker of all Yamaji trackers, comes to visit!' (Luguna Bay Publishing website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Reading the Bush Cathy Craigie , Leah Brown (illustrator), Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7253342 2014 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

'Buddy’s great-grandfather used to say that the bush was full of “little miracles”—if you know where to look. But how do you learn to see a miracle? Buddy really wants to find out!' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon The Naming of Yellow Hair Richard Frankland , Ross Carnsew (illustrator), Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7253602 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Dad tells Yarwan and her brother, Tarn, that they’re going to have a Totem Naming Day! But when? While they wait to find out, Yarwan starts thinking about who she is and what her totem might be.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Where You From? Who's Ya Mob? Gayle Kennedy , Ross Carnsew (illustrator), Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7253695 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'When Riley starts playing rugby league, he loves it—until a new friend from footy asks him a difficult question. All of a sudden, Riley doesn’t know who he is.' (Source: publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon The Croydon Park Cooking Club David Leffler , David Leffler (illustrator), Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7253793 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Akala seriously loves cooking. She’s going to be a great pastry chef one day, and learns more about creating sweets at Mr Aziz’s cooking club every school holidays. But when Mr Aziz sets the club a cake-making challenge, Akala is stumped.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Findin’ Our Mob Gayle Kennedy , Ross Carnsew (illustrator), Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7253882 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Jax and Avannah’s grandmother, Granqui, was adopted. She’s from the Stolen Generation. After visiting another family’s traditional land, Granqui really wants to find her own mob.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Rusty and Jojo Marie Munkara , Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7253955 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'When Rusty Brown sees Jojo for the first time, all he notices is his wheelchair. Jojo gets teased about it a lot. Rusty soon learns that Jojo is just like every other kid—but with an awesome secret too.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Caught Me a Wish Sue McPherson , Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7253996 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Bindi’s big brother, Rocco, is very sick. All she wants is for him to get better. While Rocco is away getting treatment, Bindi discovers the healing power of a good yarn and a simple wish.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon That's What Families Are For Gayle Kennedy , Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7254100 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'While Mum is in hospital, Yindi and Billum stay with their cousins, Regan and Riley, in the city. Life there is all about the beach, and Yindi finds it really hard to fit in.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Odd One Out Cathy Craigie , Leah Brown (illustrator), Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7254184 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Everyone has to give a talk about their family in front of the whole class this term. Buddy thinks his talk is a hit—until Beau the Bully makes fun of him. Is Buddy really the odd one out?' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Super-Nature Stars Tania Crampton-Larking , Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7254317 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Denny can’t help himself! He’s always making up stories, especially ones that scare his five-year-old nephew, Jarrah. One day, Great Aunty Yanyi helps Denny discover his true storytelling gift.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon We Can Work It Out Gayle Kennedy , Ross Carnsew (illustrator), Victoria : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7254396 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Everyone in Avannah’s family is happy—pets Mooch the pooch, Herbie the rabbit and Yurtle the turtle too! Then Mum comes home one day with some surprise news.' (Source: Publishers website)

Victoria : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Rusty Brown Marie Munkara , Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7254480 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Rusty Brown lives on an island with his family and a cheeky dog called Ringo. One day there’s a knock on the door, and they all get a huge surprise.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon S.A.M. Tammy Anderson , Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7254584 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Sam is a girl with big responsibilities! She cares for her younger brothers and sisters. She looks out for her mum. Will Sam ever have a chance to dream? (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon A Christmas Ya Won't Forget Gayle Kennedy , Ross Carnsew (illustrator), Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7254685 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Regan and Riley know all about their dad’s side of the family—the Irish side. But what about their mum’s mob? It’s time to find out.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Under the Train Tracks Caitlin Smith , David Leffler (illustrator), Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7254834 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'When Susie is forced to choose between her best mate, Isaac, and the gang at The Fort, she tells her friend a little lie—and he finds out. Why can’t Isaac just get over it?' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon This is Country! Gayle Kennedy , Ross Carnsew (illustrator), Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7254960 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Mum is working in a community out bush for a year. When Jax and Avannah visit her during the school holidays, they go on a camping trip—and are shown inside some very special caves.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Crossing Country Dylan Coleman , Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 7255047 2014 single work children's fiction Indigenous story

'Lily and Nate said they would help their friends look for yabbies down at the river. But they’ve got a cool new computer game to play, and Uncle Neddy has just arrived from the west coast. He’s always got something interesting to say ..' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014
y separately published work icon Family Caitlin Smith , Tania Crampton-Larking , Marie Munkara , Tammy Anderson , Cathy Craigie , Jimi Bani , Deborah Mailman , Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 8272322 2014 anthology poetry drama essay children's

'This anthology explores the life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ families, today and in the past. There are stories on ongoing tradition, of loss and sadness, and of new beginnings.' (Source: Publishers website)

Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014

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Works about this Work

BlackWords : Serious Issues for Young Readers Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 8)

In this essay Heiss discusses Indigenous-authored works that are targeted for upper-primary and young adult readers, that address issues of identity, self esteem, relationships and peer-group pressure that are available for both educators and students. Heiss recommends that these works discussed in this essay, will not only engage young Indigenous students, but also non-Indigenous students and other readers with a sense of sameness in terms of coming of age, facing friendships, and the growing pains that all teenagers face.

BlackWords : Children's Literature About Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 6)

In this essay Heiss addresses the increasing number of Aboriginal authored children's and young adult literature published that focuses on the 'meaning of place' in an Indigenous context. She demonstrates this by selecting writings and stories from regions such as remote, semi-remote and desert to tropics, which showcase the diversity of life in different parts of Indigenous Australia and the essence of Aboriginal storytelling.

Indigenous Literacy Series Scopes the Pool Kaye Richards , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 1 September vol. 10 no. 233 2011; (p. 43)
y separately published work icon Yarning Strong : Professional Support Laguna Bay Publishing , South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794646 2011 anthology

'Yarning Strong : Professional Support:

  • Considers a range of literacy pedagogies including reciprocal teaching, literacy circles, critical literacy and the Four Resources model for each title in the series.
  • Provides background information specific to each title to assist with forward planning.
  • Includes planning and assessment ideas linked to the Australian Curriculum: English.
  • Includes Professional Support CD-ROM and Behind the Stories DVD

This Professional Support manual has been designed to offer multifaceted practical support for teachers, by providing:

  • background information written by Indigenous educators, covering such things as: how to handle sensitive issues, using correct terminology, and comprehensive information about Aboriginal languages
  • themes, text types, focus questions, links to Learning Areas and pedagogical approaches.
  • comprehensive lesson plans for each novel with teaching and learning strategies based on the Literacy, Literature and Language strands in the Australian English Curriculum.' (Publication summary)

Yarning Strong Education Series Centre of Indigenous Excellence Rhonda Hagan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 31 March vol. 10 no. 222 2011; (p. 44-45)
From Barely Literate to Novelist in Five Years Justine Ferrari , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 March 2011; (p. 8)
Yarning Strong : National Children's Fiction Series Written by Indigenous Authors Nicola Robinson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 3 March vol. 10 no. 220 2011; (p. 46)
Yarning Strong Education Series Centre of Indigenous Excellence Rhonda Hagan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 31 March vol. 10 no. 222 2011; (p. 44-45)
y separately published work icon Yarning Strong : Professional Support Laguna Bay Publishing , South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2011 Z1794646 2011 anthology

'Yarning Strong : Professional Support:

  • Considers a range of literacy pedagogies including reciprocal teaching, literacy circles, critical literacy and the Four Resources model for each title in the series.
  • Provides background information specific to each title to assist with forward planning.
  • Includes planning and assessment ideas linked to the Australian Curriculum: English.
  • Includes Professional Support CD-ROM and Behind the Stories DVD

This Professional Support manual has been designed to offer multifaceted practical support for teachers, by providing:

  • background information written by Indigenous educators, covering such things as: how to handle sensitive issues, using correct terminology, and comprehensive information about Aboriginal languages
  • themes, text types, focus questions, links to Learning Areas and pedagogical approaches.
  • comprehensive lesson plans for each novel with teaching and learning strategies based on the Literacy, Literature and Language strands in the Australian English Curriculum.' (Publication summary)

Indigenous Literacy Series Scopes the Pool Kaye Richards , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 1 September vol. 10 no. 233 2011; (p. 43)
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