My Place for Younger Readers
Sally Morgan always wondered about her family: who they were, where they came from, what they were hiding. She asked questions, but received few answers. So Sally travelled to her grandmother’s birthplace. What started as a tentative search for information became an extraordinary pilgrimage that would change their lives forever.
First published in 1987, the great Australian classic My Place is adapted here for younger readers.
Since its publication in 1987, Sally Morgan’s My Place has sold more than half a million copies in Australia, been translated and read all over the world, and been reprinted dozens of times. Sally’s rich, zesty and moving work is perhaps the best loved biography of Aboriginal Australia ever written. My Place for Younger Readers is an abridged edition that retains all the charm and power of the original.
‘A book for everyone: a book with the form and texture of a novel and the complexity and pace of a mystery not solved until the final pages. It is wonderfully entertaining.’ New York Times Book Review
‘A triumphant story that makes you glad it’s been told.’ Times on Sunday
‘Sad and wise and funny … unbelievably and unexpectedly moving, Sally Morgan’s love for her own spiritual and racial roots and her struggle to uncover them reveals a new Australia (the old) and a new way to embrace the elders and the young of all our peoples, wherever (and whoever) they might be. A book with heart.’ Alice Walker, author of The Colour Purple.
About the author
Sally Morgan is an Indigenous writer and artist who was born in Perth in 1951. She belongs to the Palkyu people of the eastern Pilbara in Western Australia. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections.
Published March 2020
198mm x 130mm