Morgan |writes |for young

Sally Morgan
Sally Morgan

Sister Heart is told from the perspective of a young Aboriginal girl taken from her home in Australia�s north and sent to an institution in the south to make a new life for herself.

Morgan, who wrote the bestselling My Place, uses verse instead of traditional paragraph structure to tell the story in four parts and introduce the recent history of indigenous Australians to a younger audience.

She said the story showed the power of friendship and family.

�It is a story about the friendship that develops between two young girls who have been removed from their families and placed in an institution,� she said.

�The main characters in the story, though young, are smart and resilient.

�I think the story gives some small insight into what it�s like to suddenly lose your family and place in the world and how important new friendships are when you are feeling alone and lost.

�It wasn�t a story I planned to write, I dreamed the first page of the book and when I woke I knew I had to write it because the story had been given to me.�

Morgan said her love of writing for a younger audience helped bring Sister Heart to life, and she hoped to continue writing more children�s books in the future.

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