Sep. 2nd, 2011

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I've been reading a lot lately because I'm recovering from surgery and can't do much else, but my ability to write detailed reviews is compromised by pain meds, so here are some quick ones to catch up.

25. Toni Morrison - Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination )

26. Lisa Delpit - Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom )

27. Mary Herring Wright - Sounds Like Home: Growing up Black and Deaf in the South )

28. Edward P. Dozier - The Pueblo Indians of North America )

a: Morrison Toni, a: Delpit Lisa, a: Wright Mary Herring, a: Dozier Edward P.
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2.35 Glee J Sellin and Mary A Tolputt, Gundanoo's Christmas (2009)

The authors are sisters from a large Bidgera family in inland central Queensland. The book was published by Black Ink Press and is, obviously, an Australian Christmas story.

I must say, though, that it didn’t keep my daughter’s attention. She’s three and a third now, but she literally went off and got a book of nursery rhymes for me to read instead.

2.36 Gavin Delacour, Cranky the Crocodile (2009)

The author is descended from the Waanyi people in Queensland, and has made up a story about animals of northern Australia.

It’s a version of *Are You My Mother?*, with Cranky the crocodile wandering around trying to find his mother. His mother is not a turtle, not a brolga, and not a kangaroo. She is a crocodile!

This kept my daughter’s attention. I must say, too, that she failed to guess the ending.

Me: Do you think he will ever find his Mum?
Her: Nope.


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