Congrats to Deb Abela on being shortlisted for a coveted
WA Young Readers' Book Award 2017
for her junior novel
Teresa: A New Australian
Published by Scholastic
in paperback, for ages 8 - 12
Teresa: A New Australian is about a young girl and her family who migrate to Australia after the devastation of WW2.
The novel was inspired by Deb's own family's story of survival during the heaviest bombing raids of WW2, and their migration to a country in the grip of the White Australia Policy.
Yet another honour for our hardworking Assistant Regional Advisor - congrats again Deb!