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Blue “sparrow” for Zana Fraillon

This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series Thank you to #AuthorsForFireys contributors

…f Zana around the time of release of her award winning novel Bone Sparrow. Zana Fraillon contributed to the Authors For Fireys fundraiser in January 2020. Emily Gale and Nova Wheetman organized this mammoth undertaking. They raised $513,149 to support firefighters and to help Australia’s bushfire survivors. The entire list of original Authors For Fireys series of interviews and guest blogs are here. The ‘thank you’ posts, each of which include my…

Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

…otland! I thought I was being original…so much for that… — Zana Fraillon (@ZanaFraillon) June 20, 2020 I started keeping a list of pop culture references but I gave up. Too many homages. Or what you’d think are homages. I enjoyed these references regardless of the author’s intent, and believe they will enhance enjoyment. Except for one. When I was in grade 8, my English teacher made us read horror stories for a few lessons just to fill in time. Tw…

Zana Fraillon

This entry is part 2 of 31 in the series #AuthorsForFireys firefighting fundraiser series

…g novel Bone Sparrow. Auction items from Zana Fraillon https://twitter.com/ZanaFraillon/status/1213931270821961729?s=20 1) Have your name given to a character in Zana’s next book (Lost Soul Atlas, pub. June 2020). No guarantees the character won’t come to some harm… https://twitter.com/ZanaFraillon/status/1213933208737177600?s=20 2) Coffee with the Coven. Coffee and cake for you and a friend with our writerly coven, Penny Harrison, Penni Russon, K…

The Ones That Disappeared by Zana Fraillon

…on a riveting ride with an ending that inspires hope for the future. After Zana Fraillon’s shortlisted Carnegie Medal book, The Bone Sparrow, I was slightly hesitant to read another of her books. How could this book possibly live up to its predecessor? How could Fraillon possibly write about child slavery for children — her target audience — making the story realistic, compelling and suitable? The Ones That Disappeared is mostly realistic apart fr…

Zana Fraillon

…rview can be accessed by the podcast (above), the video (below) or iTunes. Zana Fraillon grew up surrounded by books. Her love of literature, children and magic were the motivation behind her becoming a primary school teacher and author after a brief stint as a professional magician. Her first foray into the world of children’s literature was based on the theme ‘when no-one’s looking’, which is not unlike her latest novel about two children when n…

Wisp: A Story of Hope by Zana Fraillon and Grahame Baker-Smith

…ren in refugee camps.) Hachette says: A refugee story of extraordinary power and beauty from the Amnesty CILIP Honour-winning author of The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon, and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker Smith.  …

Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

A review by Nalini Haynes Subhi is Australian: he was born in a refugee camp in Australia and he’s spent his entire life living in that camp with his mother and sister. His mother has given up hope, spending most days lying on her bed, barely eating or drinking. His sister, Queeny, looks for ways to get the refugees’ stories outside the camp, putting them all in danger. Jimmie is an Australian girl left to her own devices. Her mum died when she…

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed (Graphic Novel)

…an: Tempest Tossed is the Wonder Woman version of every award-winning Zana Fraillon book. And if you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know I love and adore everything I’ve read of Fraillon’s. Politics Diana’s foster-sister is passionate about politics and social issues. She wears and lends Diana clothes with political slogans that are well worth reading. Normally I wouldn’t even notice these details but the illustrations are excellent, l…

List of recommended texts for high school English literature classes

…Tall Man Hooper, Chloe Contemporary adult racism The Ones That Disappeared Fraillon, Zana literary fantasy YA refugees, child slavery, poverty The Stars of Oktober Bend Millard, Glenda contemporary YA disability There Will Be Lies Lake, Nick fantasy YA disability This is how it always is Frankel, Laurie contemporary adult & YA normalises family issues including being trans When Michael Met Mina Abdel-Fattah, Randa contemporary YA race When Mister…

Anguli Ma: a gothic tale by Chi Vu

…more would spoil the story. Although Anguli Ma is a horror story and Zana Fraillon’s books are more gentle, written for a YA audience and older readers, I think if you like Anguli Ma for its representation of people of colour you should read Bone Sparrow and The Ones That Disappeared. **Updated due to editing problems, hence I’ve added Fraillon’s books that were written later. Rating: 4 and a half stars. Publisher: Giromondo Publishing. Print ISB…

Links

…ut anime and other stuff I find interesting. Individuals and organisations Zana Fraillon — her children’s and YA books include refugees, poverty, slavery Helen Lowe — author and poet extraordinaire who blogs Alice Wong — disability activist; New York Times article My Medicaid, My Life Free software that may be useful: Audacity – free audio editing software Blubrry – free software that supports podcasts on WordPress sites Skype – Microsoft program….

Cleverman s01e03: A Free Ranger

…r: Araluen is a sex slave and has satisfied a client to her personal cost. Zana Fraillon, author of The Bone Sparrow, remarked that slavery is a known problem in Australia (interview coming soon). She recalled media articles about asylum seekers disappearing from an internment camp here in Australia, alongside concerns they may have been abducted for use as slaves. Just today I read a news article about a massage parlour in Canberra, Australia, mi…

No Limits by Ellie Marney

…s as realistic and yet riveting as Yellow by Megan Jacobson, everything by Zana Fraillon, Frankie by Shivaun Plozza and Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr (the last is for younger readers). Like Marney, these authors write poverty and social issues in a relatable, readable way, which I relish as an alternative to the ‘I’m so poor I’m a scholarship student at an expensive private school’ trope or the aspirational wealth in Modern Family. No Limits is a me…

I’m interrupting this service to make an announcement…

…ed you, it’s going to stay online. It also means if I hated your book that, too, will stay online. [evil laughter] I’ll do my best to continue but, with limited bandwidth, I’m not making any guarantees. That being said, read Zana Fraillon’s new book The Ones That Disappeared. I expect her to win the Norma K Hemming Award, an Aurealis Award and a Ditmar for that book or, worst case scenario, I will haunt the judges and voters. You’ve been warned….

Jodi McAlister

This entry is part 5 of 31 in the series #AuthorsForFireys firefighting fundraiser series

…this week, proceeds from this auction will be directed to the CFA (Victoria). This is part of the fire fighting fundraising series along with Zana Fraillon’s interview and Narelle Warren’s interview….