Respect by Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson and Illustrated by Lisa Kennedy (Hardback)
ABIA Longlisted 2021 – Picture Book of the Year
CBCA Book of the Year 2021 – Early Childhood
*Longlisted for the 2021 Indie Book Awards: Children’s* Age range 3 to 9
Our Way is old. Older than the red earth. Older than flickering stars. Our way is respect. A tender, thoughtful story reminding us to respect others and respect ourselves. Part of the Our Place series which welcomes children to culture. ‘Dream team Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson, who previously brought us the excellent Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words and phrases, have collaborated with artist Lisa Kennedy to deliver this absolutely exquisite picture book.
In Respect, the first book in Magabala’s Our Place series — the aim of which is to welcome children to Aboriginal culture — Muir and Lawson’s sparse text is offset by Kennedy’s luminous images, which come alive on the page.’ — Hannah Gardiner, Books+Publishing