Soraya the Storyteller is a 10+ novel exploring refugees and stories. Shortlisted in SA Festival Awards 2006, Shortlisted in CBCA Awards 2005, Commended in Victorian Premier's Awards 2005. Published by Lothian (now an imprint of Hachette)2004
Title: Soraya the Storyteller Publisher: Lothian Books Age: 10 upwards Publication Date: May 2004 ISBN: 0 7344 0709 2 Cost: $14.95 Available: all bookshops, Amazon, see links
Once upon a time Afghanistan was called the orchard of the many fruit trees. Afghanistan and Afghans in Australia
Soraya the Storyteller has been shortlisted
Michael, an 11-year-old Iranian boy, arrived at Woomera detention centre at the end of April 2001. He was the best gift any teacher could have – bright, keen-to-learn and tackling his assignments with studious care. He seemed a thoughtful lad and full of promise in our November compound classroom.
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Soraya the Storyteller chosen for One Book One Salisbury
Refugees are people who have been forced to flee from their country because they are afraid of being persecuted or killed.
I was first inspired to write Soraya when I heard about innocent children kept in detention centres in Australia.