Took the Children Away by Archie Roach and Illustrated by Ruby Hunter – Our Review


ABIA Longlisted 2021 – Book of the Year for Younger Children

Our Review…

Musician Archie Roach has released this picture book as a special 30th anniversary edition of his iconic song ‘Took the Children Away’. Based on his life as part of the Stolen Generation, this is a harrowing reflection of a life that many First Nations children experienced.

Illustrated by his late wife, Ruby Hunter, the book adds imagery to an iconic song from our history. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this book contains images of people who are deceased or who may now be deceased.

Review by Jackie @ Great Escape Books