'A warmly rendered story of life in a small town that interweaves the mundane with the profound and the spiritual. Told through the eyes of teenager, Fuzzy Mac, awkward episodes of teen rivalry and romance sit alongside the mystery of Nan’s visions and a ghostly encounter. Against a backdrop of quirky characters, including the holocaust survivor who went to school with Einstein and the little priest always rushing off to bury someone before the heat gets to them, Grace Beside Me is full of humour and timely wisdom.' (Source: Magabala Books)
'A rich and humorous coming of age story, GRACE BESIDE ME transports young audiences into the world of 13-year-old Fuzzy Mac and her best mate Tui Mui as they navigate life, and with help from Fuzzy's Nan and Pop, learn how to find strength and grace.'
Source: Screen Australia.
Unit Suitable ForAC: Year 9 (NSW Stage 5)
Duration 6 weeks
Find a summary table for Australian Curriculum: English content descriptions and NSW syllabus outcomes for this unit.
acceptance, Books by Indigenous creators, community, connection to place, connections to Country, cultural identity, Day of the Girl, diversity, family, identity, importance of story, life told through story, perseverance, storytelling, trauma
Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Information and communication technology, Intercultural understanding, Literacy, Personal and social
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures