The book that made me
Abdel-Fattah, Randa, 1979-, author

The book that made me

Abdel-Fattah, Randa, 1979-, author


Publication Information
Newtown, NSW : Walker Books Australia, 2016.

Physical Description
253 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.

Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 9 and 10

Series Title
Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 9 and 10

General Note
National Library of Australia's N copy signed on page 119 by Benjamin Law, 6 April 2018.
A collection of personal stories featuring: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Bernard Beckett, Cathy Cassidy, Felicity Castagna, Queenie Chan, Kate Constable, Rachael Craw, Alison Croggon, Cath Crowley, Ted Dawe, Ursula Dubosarsky, Simon French, Mandy Hager, Simmone Howell, Catherine Johnson, Will Kostakis, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Benjamin Law, Julia Lawrinson, Sue Lawson, Brigid Lowry, Emily Maguire, Catherine Mayo, Sue McPherson, Jaclyn Moriarty, Mal Peet, James Roy, Shaun Tan, Jared Thomas, Fiona Wood and Markus Zusak.

Forword / Judith Ridge -- A Feverish Desire to Possess / Rand Abdel-Fattah -- Twelve Reasons / Markus Zusak -- A Short Leap / Cathy Cassidy -- "What Happens Next?" / Will Kostakis -- The Great Sense of Unease / Mandy Hager -- Hooked (and a Bit Unsettled) / Shaun Tan -- Thwack! / Fiona Wood -- Becoming Human / Bernard Beckett -- Looking Where I'm Standing / Felicity Castagna -- This World is More Than What Can Be Seen / Ambelin Kwaymullina -- What the Doctor Recommended / Queenie Chan -- Of Magic and Memory / Kate Constable -- The Big Scooby-Doo Reveal / Rachael Craw -- Sweet Dreams and Social Fails / Simmone Howell -- Every Disgusting Detail / Benjamin Law -- Challenging the Machinations of Racism / Jared Thomas -- Invested with Enchantment / Alison Croggon -- It Looks Like a Comic / Mal Peet -- My First Reader / Ursula Dubosarsky -- In Folded Arms / Cath Crowley -- What Would Edith Do? / Emily Maguire -- Putting the World to Rights / Catherine Mayo -- Beyond the Influence / Ted Dawe -- Only White People Lived in Books / Catherine Johnson -- Set My Senses Alight / Sue Lawson -- Happy Endings / Brigid Lowry -- You'll Go Blind: A Cautionary Tale about the Power of Reading / Julia Lawrinson -- Ingenious Decisions / Sue McPherson -- James Remembering / James Roy -- Seeing Red / Jaclyn Moriarty -- About the Authors -- About the Indigenous Literacy Foundation -- Books Mentioned in the Collection -- Writers Mentioned in the Collection -- Acknowledgements.

A celebration of the books that influenced some of the most acclaimed authors from Australia and the world.

Reading Level
For young adults.

Subject Term
Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Anecdotes -- Young adult literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Young adult literature.
Books and reading -- Australia -- Anecdotes -- Young adult literature.
Authors -- Australia -- Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Poets, Australian.
Authors, Australian.
Authors -- Australia -- Biography.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Anecdotes.
Australian literature.
Short stories, Australian.
Australian poetry.
Authors, Australian -- Books and reading.
Books and reading.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Geographic Term

Added Author
Abdel-Fattah, Randa, 1979-,
Beckett, Bernard, 1968-,
Cassidy, Cathy, 1962-,
Castagna, Felicity,
Chan, Queenie,
Constable, Kate, 1966-,
Craw, Rachael,
Croggon, Alison, 1962-,
Crowley, Cath,
Dawe, Ted,
Dubosarsky, Ursula, 1961-,
French, Simon, 1957-,
Hager, Mandy,
Howell, Simmone,
Johnson, Catherine,
Kostakis, William,
Kwaymullina, Ambelin,
Law, Benjamin, 1982-,
Lawrinson, Julia,
Lawson, Sue, 1963-,
Lowry, Brigid,
Maguire, Emily, 1976-,
Mayo, Catherine,
McPherson, Sue, 1967-,
Moriarty, Jaclyn,
Peet, Mal,
Roy, James, 1968-,
Tan, Shaun,
Thomas, Jared,
Wood, Fiona,
Zusak, Markus,
Ridge, Judith,


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CarlingfordPRC 4 (Years 7-9)YA 820.8 BOOKCarlingfordYoung Adult Non-fiction
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